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list five main features of Rutherford's nuclear model of an atom.

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Sun February 19, 2012
  • The atom of an element consists of a small, positively charged nucleus in the centre, which carries almost the entire mass of the atom.
  • The electrons are revolving around the nucleus at high speed.
  • The number of electrons in an atom is equal to the number of protons. Hence it is electrically neutral.
  • The volume of the nucleus is negligibly small compared to the volume of the atom.
  • Most of the space in the atom is empty.
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