Rutherford’s alpha-particle scattering experiment was responsible for the discovery of

(a) Atomic Nucleus       (b) Electron

(c) Proton                     (d) Neutron




(a) Atomic Nucleus


Explanation -  

  • Proton and Electron were known before Rutherford’s experiment.
  • The existence of neutrons was not known.
  • It was only known after Rutherford’s alpha-particle scattering experiment that the Atomic nucleus existed.
  • In the experiment a fraction of the particles bounced back at an angle of 180 o proving that nearly all the mass of an atom is contained in the nucleus.
  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 4 Class 9 - Structure of Atom (Term 2)

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