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Homework Help: Rutherford Experiment

  1. May 19, 2009 #1
    in a problem using the Rutherford scattering experiment, i Need to find what the turning distance would be using lead instead of gold. I have that gold has a Q= 79e, what would the Q = ?? for lead?
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  3. May 20, 2009 #2
    Gold has an atomic number of 79 - hence 79 protons in the nucleus. The charge is then 79e.

    What do you think this would be for Lead? You might need a periodic table to help you with this one.
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