Famous Influences In Ernest Rutherford's Experiments

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Ernest Rutherford 1898

Ernest Rutherford was the founder and investigator of the nucleus. Henry Moseley, Hans Geiger and Albert Beaumont Wood influenced Rutherford. He later discovered that Thomson’s model wasn’t correct and in 1911 Rutherford used his well-known gold foil experiment to prove that the atom holds a very small heavy nucleus. His experiment was designed to use alpha particles released by a radioactive element as probes to the unseen parts of atomic structure. Rutherford's experiment shows how scientists must never just accept the current theories and models but they should always be putting to new tests and experiments to the test. Rutherford was defiantly one of the most successful scientists of his time although his most renowned
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He also foresaw that economies based on non-renewable fuels were self-destructive. Soddy was and still is a successful scientist of the atomic model and theory thanks to his findings of isotopes.

The same elements exist in different forms, with nuclei having the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons. This changed the theory of the atomic model. Soddy used the rather basic tools and used the ones available to him. This includes hand blown glass bulbs, carefully made and then evacuated to create what is commonly called a vacuum tube. Soddy used a radium sample closed and sealed on the inside of a glass container, which was quite thin, which was sealed inside an evacuated tube.

Niels Bohr 1922

Many things influenced Niels Bohr. An early influence was his father, Christian Bohr, who was a Physiology Professor. His most important contribution, which was his atomic model, was based on the one made by his mentor, Ernest Rutherford. Rutherford had inspired him to continue his passion and find out more about the atomic theory and with this changed Rutherford’s model
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Electrons should move around the nucleus but only in specific orbits. When jumping from one orbit to another with lower energy, a light quantum is emitted. Bohr's theory could explain why atoms emitted light in fixed wavelengths.

Glenn Seaborg 1941 - 51

Dwight Logan Reid, who was a chemistry and physics teacher, influenced Glenn Seaborg to investigate the atomic theory and he did just that with a successful outcome changing the model of the atomic theory. He was the investigator of isotopes and with this discovered iron, with this finding came the discovery of hemoglobin, which can be found in human blood. He also developed iodine from his successful findings in his atomic experiments. Iodine is still used to treat thyroid disease today.


He discovered 100 new types of isotope and with this discovered iron, with this finding came hemoglobin in human blood. He developed iodine, which is still used to treat thyroid disease. His successes lead to the development of iodine and He developed the extraction process to isolate the plutonium fuel for the second atomic
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