Problem: Rutherford's experiment with alpha particle scattering by gold foil established that:a. protons are not evenly distributed throughout an atomb.  protons are 1840 times heavier than electronsc.  electrons have a positive charged. electrons have a negative chargee. atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons

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Recall: Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment involved bombarding a gold foil with alpha particles. A fluorescent screen was set around the gold foil, which the alpha particles hit whenever they passed through the gold foil.

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Rutherford's experiment with alpha particle scattering by gold foil established that:

a. protons are not evenly distributed throughout an atom

b.  protons are 1840 times heavier than electrons

c.  electrons have a positive charge

d. electrons have a negative charge

e. atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons

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