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Rutherford's argument (1 of 2)

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In the early 1900s, Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues performed this experiment to test the hypothesis that an atom's mass and positive charge are spread diffusely throughout the atom and found that their expectations and actual observations did not match at all.

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Rutherford's argument (2 of 2)
Rutherford constructed a new scientific argument.


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