Take That James Clerk Maxwell!

By, Rebekah Rhodus and Madi Dornai
~In the Point of View of Ernest Rutherford~

"I Ernest Rutherford discovered..."

That the nucleus was the energy of the positive charged (internal atoms); while in England.

Some facts that are because of me are...

One, that I discovered the nuclear atom in 1911 and it was a step forward in improving an understanding the nature of matter. It was obvious that something was missing on the atom which came from the insight of the measurements of atomic mass and the atomic number, which the protons could not account for the atomic mass. This missing particle was found to be the nucleus.

Two, In 1911, I showed that positive electrons crowd together in the nucleus. I proved his theory with a positive charged pudding augment with negative charged plums (or electrons).

Three, Joseph John Thompson and I determined that equal numbers of positively and negatively charged particles are formed and in 1897, Thomson asserted that the negative particles were smaller than atoms, and were soon called electrons.

Four, My student Neils Bohr discovered that chemical reactions that belong to the outer electrons, and spectral lines jump by electrons from one orbit to another.

and Five, the new classification of the periodic table is now by atomic number rather than atomic weight.

Classification of the different parts of the Atom

"Random Facts about me are..."

One, is that I was four when James Clerk Maxwell said that the atom was eternal when I discovered in 1911 that they were ephemeral which means that they could decay and turn into different atoms.

Two, is that I won a Nobel Prize in 1908 in chemistry for my discovery of radioactivity.

Three, I grew up in the 19th century but I made the 20th with my discoveries.

And Four, I made particles visible as flashes of light hitting a scintillating screen.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Ernest_Rutherford_1908.jpg -picture of Rutherford

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Atom_diagram.png -Atom Picture

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