Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 27 - Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom - Questions: 23


The two main difficulties of the Rutherford model of the atom were (i) its incorrect prediction that a continuous spectrum of light would be emitted by atoms, and (ii) its inability to explain why atoms are stable.

Work Step by Step

See Section 27-11.
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