Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 4 - Atoms and Elements - Exercises - Problems - Page 120: 32


When Rutherford shot alpha particles ata a sheet of gold, very few of them were deflected or reflected backwards.

Work Step by Step

This proves that the atom was not uniform throughout. Different parts of the atom affected the alpha particles differently.
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