Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 4 - Atomic Structure - 4 Assessment: 44

Answer

Rutherford expected the alpha particles to pass through the gold foil without any deflection. However, few particles were deflected by the atoms.

Work Step by Step

Rutherford expected the alpha particles to pass through the gold foil without any deflection. Most particle passed right through the atom showing that most of the atom is empty space. However, few particles were deflected by the atoms.
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