# Which Metal Did Rutherford Select for His Particle Scattering Experiment and Why? - Chemistry

Which metal did rutherford select for his alpha particle scattering experiment and why?

#### Solution

Rutherford selected a thin sheet of gold for his experiment because for his experiment he wanted a very thin sheet for examining the atoms and gold has a high property of melleability.

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 14.1 | Page 59