As a consequence of the discovery of the nucleus by Rutherford, which model of the atom is thought to be true?

1 Answer
Nov 18, 2017


Bohr Model of an Atom


Rutherford proved (or more his experiments showed it to be highly likely) that there has to be a high density area of positive charge (now described as a nucleus) within an atom surrounded by empty space which electrons orbit.

The previous model was a ‘plum pudding’ notion that an atom was a positively charged sphere in which electrons freely moved around in (rather like fruit in a plum pudding).