Lesson: The Atomic Model
In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the differences between historical models of the atom, and what drove the development of one model to the next.
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Worksheet: 13 Questions • 1 Video
Which theory of the atom came first: Rutherford’s nuclear model, Bohr’s orbital model, Dalton’s hard sphere model, or Thomson’s plum pudding model?
In the Geiger-Marsden experiments supervised by Ernest Rutherford (known as the Rutherford gold foil experiment), which type of particle was scattered by gold foil, proving that atoms contain dense nuclei?
What step forward from Bohr’s orbital model of the atom was made by Schrödinger in his electron cloud model?