2. Atomic Structure
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MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2014
View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/5-111F14
Instructor: Catherine Drennan
The backscattering experiment of Rutherford is recreated in the classroom setting. Ping pong balls are used to represent alpha particles and Styrofoam balls connected to a series of strings represent nuclei in a piece of gold foil.