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The History of the Atomic Model

Lord Rutherford
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Gold Foil Experiment

Rutherford began his work in chemistry around 1908 and made several major discoveries which greatly advanced the field.  Rutherford is also called the father of the atom for creating the model we use today a nucleous surrounded by the electrons in orbits.
One of his other great acomplishments was that elemts can change their composition.  They are not unchangable as was previously thought.
His last major achiviement was the splitting of the atom which paved the way for nuclear energy.
Rutherford will inevitably go down as one of the most important scientist in the development of the atomic theory