Rutherford Model of the Atom: Definition & Diagram


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What is in the center of the Rutherford model?

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1. Where are the electrons in the Rutherford model of the atom?

2. How did the actual results of the gold foil experiment differ from the expected results?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the questions will test you on the format of the Rutherford model of the atom. It will ask you about the location of different particles in the model. Other questions will test you on the history of the Rutherford model's development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tests you on the following:

  • Center of the Rutherford model
  • Electrons in the model
  • Gold foil experiment
  • Rutherford model inaccuracies

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the Rutherford model of the atom
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the model's inaccuracies

Additional Learning

After you complete the quiz, head over to the lesson Rutherford Model of the Atom: Definition & Diagram, which covers these objectives:

  • Explaining the Rutherford model
  • Understanding the location of particles in the Rutherford model
  • Exploring the plum pudding model
  • Clarifying the origins of the plum pudding model
  • Describing the gold foil experiment
  • Listing the inaccuracies in the Rutherford model