1. PF Contest - Win "Conquering the Physics GRE" book! Click Here to Enter
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?
  2. jcsd
  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.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Threads - Rutherford Experiment Date
Rutherford scattering Nov 7, 2017
Rutherford's Experient proved the nucleus is dense Dec 2, 2015
Thomson and Rutherford's experiments Apr 5, 2015
Rutherford's atom experiment problem Jan 28, 2015