Top: Expected results: alpha particles passing through the plum pudding model of the atom undisturbed.Bottom: Observed results: a small portion of the particles were deflected, indicating a small, concentrated charge.
How did Rutherford figure out the structure of the atom without being able to see it? Simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.
date unspecified François Linke 1855 - 1946 A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted plum pudding mahogany bureau à cylindre Paris, late 19th century, index number 40, after the model by Jean-Henri Riesener Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. unsold