Answer the following question, which help you understand the difference between Thomson’s model and Rutherford’s model better.
Is the average angle of deflection of α-particles by a thin gold foil predicted by Thomson’s model much less, about the same, or much greater than that predicted by Rutherford’s model?
About the same
The average angle of deflection of α-particles by a thin gold foil predicted by Thomson’s model is about the same size as predicted by Rutherford’s model. This is because the average angle was taken in both models.
Concept: Alpha-particle Scattering and Rutherford’s Nuclear Model of Atom
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