in rutherfords experiment why he used gold foil not any other metal?

Asked by  | 25th Jun, 2008, 08:49: PM

Expert Answer:

Actually not only gold but lead, tin, aluminum, platinum, copper, Iron were used in experiment by rutherford. He  preferred gold because it was highly malleable and extremely thin (2,000 atoms thick -1/3000 inch thick) and uniform foil could be prepared for testing.

Answered by  | 4th Jul, 2008, 03:34: PM

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