On the basis of Rutherford's model of an atom , which sub - atomic particle is present in the nucleus of an atom?

On the basis of Rutherford’s model of an atom, the positively charged particle called protons are present in the nucleus of the atom. He came to this conclusion after conducting an experiment by bombarding alpha particles on a thin sheet of gold foil. He also came to other conclusions which are listed below

  • Most of the space in an atom is empty
  • The positively charged particles protons are not distributed evenly
  • Volume occupied by the positively charged particles in an atom is very small as compared to the total volume of an atom

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