. What are the observation of Rutherford's Model

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i. Majority of the alpha–particles pass straight through the gold strip  with little or no deflection.

ii. Some alpha–particles are deflected from their path and diverge.

iii. Very few alpha–particles are deflected backwards through angles greater than 90. 

iv. Some were even scattered in the opposite direction at an angle of 180 [ Rutherford was  very much surprised by it and  remarked that “It was as incredible as if you fired a 15–inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and  it came back and hit you”]. There is far less difference between air and bullet than there is between gold atoms and alpha-particles assuming of course that density of a gold atom is evenly distributed.   


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