Problem: Part A: How did Rutherford interpret the following observation made during his α-particle scattering experiments? Most α particles were not appreciably deflected as they passed through the gold foil.

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Most α particles were not appreciably deflected as they passed through the gold foil.

• most of the volume of the of an atom is empty space → where electrons move around

• most α particles undergo little to no scattering → passed through the space

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Part A: How did Rutherford interpret the following observation made during his α-particle scattering experiments? 

Most α particles were not appreciably deflected as they passed through the gold foil.

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