NCERT Exemplar Solutions Class 9 Science Solutions for Structure of the Atom - Exercise in Chapter 4 - Structure of the Atom

Question 26 Structure of the Atom - Exercise

Why did Rutherford select a gold foil in his α–ray scattering experiment?


Rutherford used gold for his scattering experiment because gold is the most malleable metal and he wanted the thinnest layer as possible.

Therefore, Rutherford selected a Gold foil in his alpha scattering experiment.

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