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