Rutherford Scattering

Tue Jan 01 01:01:01 CET 2013

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physics
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Quantum Mechanics Atomic Nuclei Rutherford Scattering Plum Pudding Model Chemistry Atomic Structure Atoms Alpha Particles Electric Charges Electric Force
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14 -23
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simulation
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How did Rutherford figure out the structure of the atom without being able to see it? Simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.
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