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What are the limitations of J.J. Thomson’s model of the atom?

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According to J.J. Thomson’s model of an atom, an atom consists of a positively charged sphere with electrons embedded in it. However, it was later found that the positively charged particles reside at the center of the atom called the nucleus, and the electrons revolve around the nucleus.

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The limitations of J.J. Thomson's model of the atom are:

  • It could not explain the result of scattering experiment performed by Rutherford.
  • It did not have any experiment support.

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