In this lesson, review a key experiment designed by physicist Ernest Rutherford that overturned the theory of atomic structure called a "plum pudding" model.
In this physics lesson review background information clarifying why an atom consists of a nucleus with neutrons and protons, surrounded by a cloud of electrons.
Dig deeper into the standard model and review the properties of fundamental particles and the specific properties that define these as bosons or fermions.
Curious to dig deeper into the fundamentals of atomic theory? Learn all about matter here, including leptons, hadrons, baryons, mesons, quarks, and more!
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