Problem: Part B: How did Rutherford interpret the following observation made during his α-particle scattering experiments? A few α particles were deflected at very large angles.

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In 1909, Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937), who had worked under Thomson and sub- scribed to his plum-pudding model, performed an experiment in an attempt to confirm Thomson’s model.


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Part B: How did Rutherford interpret the following observation made during his α-particle scattering experiments? A few α particles were deflected at very large angles.

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