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Atomic Structure Timeline

Who's Who in Atomic Structure

Tina Huang

on 29 November 2017

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Transcript of Atomic Structure Timeline

428 – 328 BC
ca 1808
late 1890s - early 1900s
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr
Plato /Aristotle
384 – 322 BC
Matter is continuous
460 – 370 BC
Elements are made of tiny particles called Atomos
(meaning indivisible)
Dalton's Atomic Theory
first half of 1900s
Landmark Experiments That Changed the World
JJ Thomson’s cathode-ray tube experiment
Millikan’s oil drop experiment
Rutherford’s gold foil experiment
Quantum View of the Atom
Each Element is made of tiny indivisible particles called “atoms”

Atoms of a given element is identical

Compounds are form when atoms of different element combine

Chemical reactions are simply rearrangement of the atoms (the atoms are not change in the reaction)
For more detailed presention on this topic, please see the prezi presention titled "Quantum View of the Atom"
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