Dear friends, Please read our latest blog post for an important announcement about the website. ❤, The Socratic Team

How did James Chadwick contribute to the atomic theory?

1 Answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

384
Marco Share
Nov 18, 2014

James Chadwick played a vital role in the atomic theory, as he discovered the Neutron in atoms.

Neutrons are located in the center of an atom, in the nucleus along with the protons. They have neither a positive nor negative charge, but contribute the the atomic weight with the same effect as a proton.

Chadwick discovered this subatomic particle by using a neutron chamber in his experiments. Here is a link to a visual design of his experiment: http://www-outreach.phy.cam.ac.uk/camphy/neutron/neutron4_1.htm

Hope this helped!

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
1500