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Rutherford and other scientists had guessed that electrons move around the nucleus as planets move around the sun. * accelerating charges produce some kind of light or electromagnetic radiation.


an electron traveling around a nucleus in a circular orbit is constantly accelerating because it is changing it's direction. And according to classical theory , these electrons should emit photons of electromagnetic radiation, losing energy in the process. because they lose energy, they should ultimately collapse into the nucleus. but this does not happen in real life. the materials we see around us are obviously stable ,and because of that reason , they must be composed of stable atoms.
basically, without realizing the existence of energy levels among electrons, he could not explain the chemical properties of an atom. Also, without the ability to jump into an orbit closer to the nucleus when an electron looses energy, the atom would implode ... ouch -- black hole ... but that's another subject
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