Development of the Atomic Theory

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  • 500


    Born 460 BC, Died 370 BC
    He's known as the "Father of Modern Science."
    Contributions to the Atomic Theory:
    1. Declared everything is composed of atoms
    2. Atoms are indivisable, and are the smallest thing on Earth
  • Period: 500 to


  • Dalton

    Sep 6, 1803 -July 27, 1844
    Researched colorblindness.
    Contributions to Atomic Theory:
    1. Atoms of different elements combine in simple whole-number ratios to form chemical compounds.
    2. In chemical reactions, atoms are combined, separated, or rearranged.
  • Thomson

    Born Dec. 18, 1856, died Aug 30, 1940
    He was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the electron.
    Contributions to Atomic Theory
    1. suggest the theory of the atom containing positive and negative particles
    2. demonstrated the latter which he called electrons
  • Rutherford

    Aug 30, 1831 - Oct 19, 1937
    Became known as the father of nuclear physics.
    Contributions to the Atomic Theory:
    1. Gold Foil experiment
    2. Rutherford used alpha radiation to convert nitrogen into oxygen through the nuclear reaction 14N + α → 17O + proton.
  • Bohr

    Oct 7, 1885 - Nov 18, 1962
    Received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.
    Contributions to Atomic Theory:
    1. understanding atomic structure
    2. understanding quantum mechanics