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Atomic Structure: Interpretation of Rutherford's Model

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Below are two illustrations of samples of atoms pictured using the Rutherford Model of atomic structure. Recall in the Rutherford Model that electrons are found somewhere outside of the dense nuclear core.

Suppose Model A represents atomic structure on Earth and Model B represents atomic structure in a galaxy far away.

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Which of the statements below could possibly explain the differences between the two models?

Select ALL that apply.

A

Repulsions between electrons in the far away galaxy are much weaker than they are on Earth.

B

Repulsions between protons in the far away galaxy are much greater than they are on Earth.

C

Repulsions between electrons in the far away galaxy are much greater than they are on Earth.

D

Gravity is stronger on Earth than in the far away galaxy.