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In 1911, Ernest Rutherford conducted an experiment that proved that the mass of an atom is concentrated in the center (nucleus) of an atom. It also proved that an atom is mostly empty space.

In his experiment, he emitted positively-charged particles at a piece of gold foil. Many of the particles went straight through, some were deflected, and some were reflected.
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Is there a diagram showing the gold-foil experiment of Earnest Rutherford?

  A diagram of the Geiger-Marsden (aka gold foil) experiment? Why yes, there is. A link is provided to a simple diagram.   It should be mentioned that the "scintillatio

Why gold foil is used in Rutherford experiment?

1. It is used because gold was known to be a very inert element.  2. The use of gold had nothing to do with its reactivity, any more than the experiment had any connection to

What did rutherfords experiment with gold foil establish?

He established that atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons.        Well sir, i was just wondering the same thing. I have to do a worksheet and answer it, no

In what year did Rutherford do the gold foil experiment?

The Geiger-Marsden experiment, which is also called the gold foil experiment or the Rutherford experiment, was conducted by Hans Geiger and Ernest Marsden in 1909, under Earne

Who is Rutherford and the gold foil experiment?

Rutherford was a scientist who shot alpha particles through a very thin sheet of gold foil. The results of this experiment are the following: -Almost all alpha particles passe
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How did ernest Rutherford interpret the gold foil experiment?

Before Ernest Rutherford's landmark experiment with a few pieces of metal foil and alpha particles, the structure of the atom was thought to correspond with the plum pudding m

How did Rutherford explain the results of his gold foil experiment?

Rutherford made the following conclusions:    Since most of the alpha particles passed straight through the  gold foil without any deflection, most of the space within t
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What did Rutherford discover after his experiment with gold foil?

He discovered that some alpha particles were deflected by atoms. From this he concluded that the popular "plum pudding" model of an atom, where people thought that an atom was