In Rutherford's experiment, a thin gold foil was bombarded with alpha particles. According to Thomson's "plum-pudding" model of the atom, what should have happened?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

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In Rutherford's experiment, a thin gold foil was bombarded with alpha particles. According to Thomson's "plum-pudding" model of the atom, alpha particles should have passed through the foil with little or no deflection.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM