Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Atomic Structure - 4.2 Structure of the Nuclear Atom - 4.2 Lesson Check: 13

Answer

Based on Thomson's plum-pudding model, alpha particles were supposed to be deflected, but Rutherford's gold foil experiment showed that most of the alpha particles went through the foil undeflected.

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Based on Thomson's plum-pudding model, alpha particles were supposed to be deflected, but Rutherford's gold foil experiment showed that most of the alpha particles went through the foil undeflected.
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