In Rutherford’s experiment, generally the thin foil of heavy atoms, like gold, platinum etc. have been used to be bombarded by the $$\alpha$$-particles. If the thin foil of light atoms like Aluminium etc. is used, what difference would be observed from the above results?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  111

##### Solution :-

The results obtained when a foil of heavy atoms will be different from the results obtained when relatively light atoms are used in the foil. The lighter the atom, the lower the magnitude of positive charge in its nucleus. Therefore, lighter atoms will not cause enough deflection of the positively charged $$\alpha$$-particles.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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