What component of the atom did Rutherford identify in his gold foil experiment?

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Through his gold foil experiment, Rutherford identified the nucleus and believed it to be compact but containing the majority of the atom's mass, and the electron cloud. He figured this out based on the deflection of the alpha particles, which rarely hit the nucleus, but sometimes would hit it and deflect at high angles.

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 Ear

What did Rutherfords gold foil experiment tell scientists about atomic structure?

Yes , Rutherford's gold foil experiment was about the atomic structure. He bombarded 8000 alpha particles on the gold foil and the source of alpha particle was POLONIUM (an el

What is the Rutherford gold foil experiment?

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 most

How did Rutherfords gold foil experiment show that atoms have a very dense necleus at there center?

Rutherford's results indicated that most of the alpha particleswent right through the gold atoms without being affected. He hadexpected this, because he knew there must be rel

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

Rutherfords gold foil experiment showed that the atomic nucleus is?

very small relative to size of whole atom . extremely dense . highly positively charged
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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

What did Ernest Rutherford gold foil experiment demonstrate the existence of what part of an atom?

The Gold Foil experiment demonstrated the (at the time) surprisingresult that atoms had nuclei. The prevaling model for atoms at thetime has been described as "grapes in Jell-