Q. 114.6( 5 Votes )

Give Reasons for the Following:

What was the drawback of Rutherford’s model of an atom?

Answer :

The drawback of Rutherford’s model of an atom are:-

The orbital revolution of electrons is not expected to be stable. Any particle in a circular orbit would undergo acceleration. During acceleration, charged particles would radiate energy. Thus the revolving electrons would lose energy and finally fall into the nucleus. If this were so the atom would be highly unstable and hence matter would not have existed but as we know the atoms are quite stable.


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