why gold foil alpha experiment is carried out in vacuum?

Asked by  | 31st Jan, 2012, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Rutherford's gold foil alpha experiment is carried out in vacuum because the air particles in normal conditions would interfere with the trajectory of the alpha particles, thus disrupting the experimental results.

Answered by  | 1st Feb, 2012, 10:18: AM

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