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What did Rutherford gold foil experiment allow him to discover the structure of atoms?

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1) Atoms were mostly empty space (because most alpha particles went straight through the gold foil)
2) Atoms had a dense nucleus (because few alpha particles bounced straight back from the atoms)
3) The nucleus of atoms were positively charged (some alpha particles were deflected at large angles)
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