Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Questions & Problems: 2.6

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Rutherford conducted his experiment by hitting thin gold foil by alpha particles from a radio active source. He noticed that most of the particles penetrated the metal easily and observed that some of the particles were deflected. He concluded that most of the atom was empty and the positive charges were concentrated in a small part of atom which is called nucleus.
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