Radius of a thomson atom

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Assume that the density of positive charge in any Thomson atom is the same as for the hydrogen atom. find the radius R of a Thomson atom of atomic number Z in terms of the radius Rh of the hydrogen atom.


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I don't know where to start...could someone give me a hint?
 

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Delphi51
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Write an expression for the charge density of a hydrogen atom (with an Rh in it). Set that equal to a similar expression for the charge density of an atom of atomic number z.
 

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