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How Was It Shown that Atom Has Empty Space? - Chemistry

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How was it shown that atom has empty space?

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Rutherford performed an experiment by allowing a stream of alpha particles to pass through a very thin gold foil. He observed that alpha particles pass through the metal foil without deviating from their path. This shows that an atom contains a large empty space called nuclear space.

Concept: Nucleus
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Selina Concise Science Chemistry 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 4 Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
Exercise 4 (A) | Q 17 | Page 59
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