Write drawbacks of Rutherford’s atomic model

Write drawbacks of Rutherford’s atomic model.

Drawbacks of Rutherford’s Model of an Atom

  • Rutherford’s atomic model could not explain how the moving electrons could remain in its orbit.

  • Any charged particle during acceleration would give out energy; and while revolving it would lose energy and eventually fall into the nucleus.

  • This means that the atom would be highly unstable.

  • But, matter is composed of stable atoms.

  • Thus, the major drawback of Rutherford’s atomic model was that it could not explain the stability of atoms.