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Models of the Atom

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on 15 October 2015

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Models of the Atom
Democritus (~400 BC)
Philosopher - deduced that everything is made of either tiny, indestructible atoms or void (nothingness)
John Dalton (~1830)
Atomic Model: Tiny spheres of different sizes
Atoms cannot be broken, created or destroyed
Compounds are made of atoms in fixed, whole number ratios
J.J. Thomson (1890's)
Discoverer of the electron
Ernest Rutherford (~1910)
Gold Foil Experiment
Niels Bohr (~1915)
Solar system model

Energy levels or shells
Erwin Schrodinger
Electron clouds

Locations of electrons predicted by probabilities

Electrons behave as both particles and waves
For example
water molecule (H O) =
1 oxygen + 2 hydrogen
Plum Pudding model
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