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Rutherford Model and Radioactivity

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When Rutherford studied the absorption of radioactivity by thin sheets of foil, three different forms of radiation were emitted.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about these radioactive emissions when a radioactive substance was subjected to an electric field?

A

Alpha particles and beta particles were deflected in the same direction.​

B

Alpha and gamma particles were deflected in a counter-clockwise direction.

C

Gamma rays were deflected in a counter-clockwise direction but beta particles were undeflected.

D

Gamma rays were undeflected and beta particles were deflected in the clockwise direction.