Drawbacks of Rutherford's model of an atom


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The orbital revolutionof the electron is not expected to be stable.Any particle in a circular orbit would undergo accleration.

During accleration,charged particles would radiate energy.Thus,revolving electrons would lose energy and finally fall into nucleus.If they were so,the atom would be highly unstable and hence matter would not exist in the form that we know.We know that atoms are quite stable.


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Drawbacks of Rutherford's model of an atom

Hi Anatharaman ,
Rutherford's Model and Its Drawbacks
A model of the atom was described by the British physicist Ernest Rutherford in 1911, and is known as the Solar System model. It is very simple, and is still used to teach elementary atomic structure to school children.

* An atom consists of a central nucleus. This nucleus is composed of positively charged protons, and electrically uncharged (neutral) neutrons.
* Negatively charged electrons revolve round the nucleus in definite orbits.
* The orbits themselves can be at any distance from the nucleus.
* In any atom, the number of protons is equal to the number of electrons, and hence it is electrically neutral.

Thus I have furnished my ideas of drawbacks.


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