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Atomic Target Practice: Rutherford Scattering and the Nuclear Atom—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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Reconstruct the famous experiment involving the scattering of high-energy alpha particles with the Atomic Target Practice: Rutherford Scattering and the Nuclear Atom—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity. On a macroscale, indirectly discover the size and shape of an object hidden underneath a large board by striking it with a marble and tracing the marble’s path afterward.

Concepts

  • Atomic Structure
  • Atomic Mass
  • Nucleus
  • Nuclear Charge