kaylala
  • kaylala
Describe and explain: the experimental basis that the atom occupies a very small fraction of the volume of the atom
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  • katieb
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thomaster
  • thomaster
the atom occupies a small fraction of the volume of the atom? I think you mean the nucleus occupies a small fraction of the volume of the atom. The nucleus has most of the mass but most of the volume is occupied by the electron cloud. See it like this: |dw:1372246548123:dw|
kaylala
  • kaylala
ohhh. sorry about that i't the nucleus
anonymous
  • anonymous
Rutherford experiment is the experimental evidence for the fact that you have mentioned.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Here are useful links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiger–Marsden_experiment http://myweb.usf.edu/~mhight/goldfoil.html
kaylala
  • kaylala
please expound
kaylala
  • kaylala
@ardalan please explain further
chmvijay
  • chmvijay
what you are not understanding may i know ?

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