Regents Chemistry Exam June 2022
2 Which conclusion directly resulted from the “gold foil experiment”? (1) Atoms are mostly empty space. (2) Atoms are hard, indivisible spheres.
(3) Electrons are located in shells. (4) Electrons have a small mass.
Explanation: The gold foil experiment led to the conclusion that most of the atom is empty space and there is a small dense nucleus inside.