What was the limitation of the above model?

Discussion in 'CBSE Class 9 Chemistry Help' started by Vinila Choudary, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Vinila Choudary

    Vinila Choudary Active Member

    The comparison of electrons to the planets in the solar system is the main drawback of
    Rutherford’s atomic model.

    According to classical electrodynamics, if an electrically charged particle revolves around
    a circular path, then it always radiates out energy. Thus, if an electron moves around a
    nucleus, it must continuously radiate out energy and hence, gradually move towards the
    nucleus in a spiral path, till it collides with the nucleus.

    However, we know that an atom is very stable. Rutherford’s model cannot explain this stability.

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