Is Bohr's atomic model different from Rutherford's model?

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May 19, 2017

The Bohr Model of the atom defines electrons orbiting the nucleus much like planets orbit a star. The location of the electron orbitals were at discrete energy levels above the nucleus.

The Rutherford Model defined the atom as having a dense indivisible nucleus surrounded by a diffuse electron cloud with no defined organization of electron behavior.