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  1. Rutherford atomnoun

    first modern concept of atomic structure; all of the positive charge and most of the mass of the atom are contained in a compact nucleus; a number of electrons (equal to the atomic number) occupy the rest of the volume of the atom and neutralize the positive charge


  1. rutherford atom

    The Rutherford atom, also known as the Rutherford atomic model, is a model of atomic structure proposed by Ernest Rutherford in which the atom is described as a small, positively charged nucleus surrounded by electrons that orbit in a cloud-like formation around the nucleus. This model was developed following the gold foil experiment where alpha particles were fired at a thin gold foil, and the results suggested that the atom had a concentrated central positive charge. The model is often compared to the solar system where the nucleus is the sun and the electrons are the planets. However, it was later superseded by the Bohr Atomic Model, whose main difference is that it states that the electrons orbit the nucleus at set distances.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rutherford atom in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rutherford atom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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