Ernest Rutherford's contribution to the atomic structure due to the gold foil experiment?

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Ernest did an experiment where he shot alpha particles into a gold foil that proved the concept of a nuclear atom, that is an atom with a nucleus made of protons and neutrons and have electrons moving around the nucleus in some way. His experiment did not show the position of electrons or energy levels or even how they moved.
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What was Rutherford's gold foil experiment?

The gold foil experiment supplanted the plum pudding theory. Thegold foil experiment led to the discovery that most of the atomsmass is located in the dense nucleus.

What was ernest Rutherford's contribution to the atom?

Ernest did an experiment where he shot alpha particles into a gold foil that proved the concept of a nuclear atom,that is an atom with a nucleus made of protons and neutrons a

Describe Ernest Rutherford's Gold Foil experiment?

You see...the gold foil experiment was basically when alpha particles He 2+ ions were fired into a thin sheet of gold foil..It was done by Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden( stud

What did Rutherford's gold foil experiment illustrate about the atom?

It showed that the positive charge was concentrated in a very small area, rather than being spread out. We now call this small area the nucleus. Rutherford was a bit surprise