William Thomson: Biography & Atomic Theory


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The model of atomic structure first proposed by William Thomson in which the entire interior of the atom is positively charged with negatively charged electrons embedded throughout it is known as the _____.

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1. Which of the following discoveries could have caused scientists to abandon the plum pudding model of atomic structure?

2. At which university did William Thomson work as a professor of natural science (physics) for over fifty years?

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The worksheet and quiz are tools that let you test your understanding of William Thomson. Where Thomson worked as a professor and the name William Thomson is more commonly known as today are topics on the quiz.

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  • Temperature scales that were invented by William Thomson
  • Discovery that could have caused scientists to abandon the plum pudding model of atomic structure
  • Where Thomson worked as a professor of natural science for over 50 years

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  • Where William Thomson grew up
  • Person who discovered the electron
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