Rutherford atom


Definition of Rutherford atom

: the atom consisting of a small dense positively charged nucleus surrounded by planetary electrons — compare bohr atom

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First Known Use of Rutherford atom

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rutherford atom

after Baron Ernest Rutherford

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“Rutherford atom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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