Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Review Questions - Page 72: 3


Electrons Protons Plum Pudding Model, Bohr Model, Modern Atomic Model

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Thomson primarily studied and discovered the electron. In fact, the proton and neutron were not yet discovered. In fact, Thomson supposed the electrons were held within positively-charged materials in his Plum-Pudding Model. Therefore, he would support the electron as the most important for formation of compounds. Thomson would then propose the proton or positively-charged material as he included a positively-charged material with his Plum-Pudding model. Neutrons had not been discovered by the time of his Plum-Pudding Model. The Plum Pudding Model, Bohr Model, and Modern Atomic Model fit with Thomson's findings as he showed that every atom contains electrons which each of these models share.
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