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Which conclusion directly resulted from the “gold foil experiment”?

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.

Answer: 1

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