Answer to Question #15633 in Organic Chemistry for hassan rahim

Question #15633
summarize Rutherford's model of an atom, and explain how he developed this model based on the results of his famous gold-foil experiment.
Expert's answer
Rutherford's model is basically how we still view the atom today: a small,
positively-charged nucleus with electrons orbiting around, with a whole lot
of empty space.As for the gold-foil experiment, he shot positively charged alpha
particles through an extremely thin piece of gold. Most went right through the
gold foil as most of the atom is space. However, some were reflected at huge
angles, because they scored a "direct hit" on the nucleus. Like charges repel,
so any of the alpha particles that came close to nuclei inside the gold foil
were sent flying at angles.

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