Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 2 - Exercises - Page 77: 11


Rutherford’s model of an atom concluded that an atom is mostly empty space.

Work Step by Step

Rutherford’s nuclear model of an atom has the following features: (1) The atom has a positive center called the nucleus. All the mass of the atom resides in the nucleus of the atom. (2) The electrons are scattered randomly around the nucleus. (3) The atom, overall, is neutral, as the positive charged center balances the negative charge dispersed around it. The revolutionary part of the model is that the matter at its core is much less uniform than it appears.
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