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22. Why did Rutherford select a gold foil in his a-ray scattering experiment?

22. Why did Rutherford select a gold foil in his a-ray scattering experiment?

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Pawan Prajapati
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2 years ago
Rutherford selected a gold foil in his a -ray scattering experiment because gold is a heavy metal with high atomic number and it is highly malleable too. While any light metal cannot be used as by hitting through alpha particles, the atom of light metal will be pushed forward and scattering would not be occur.

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