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

Asked by  | 19th Feb, 2012, 12:33: PM

Expert Answer:

  • 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.

Answered by  | 19th Feb, 2012, 01:35: PM

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