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J.J Thomson discovered the electron in 1897
through a series of experiments involving a
cathode ray tube.
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Cathode-negatively charged conductor
Anode-positively charged conductor
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Definition, Experiment & Diagram." Web. 3 Dec. 2014.
Plum Pudding Model
Thomson originally believed that a hydrogen atom
contained more than 2,000 electrons because
electrons are more than 2,000 times lighter than a
An atom made of thousands of electrons would
have a very high negative charge, but atoms are
In 1906 Thomson suggested that atoms contained
far fewer electrons. He suggested that the number
of electrons was roughly close to the atomic
The electrons had to have been balanced by a
positive charge. Since this distribution was
unknown he proposed the Plum Pudding Model in
1904. This was later disproven by Rutherford.
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J.J Thomson was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1906 in
recognition for his great merits of his theoretical and
experimental contributions to atomic theory.
"The Nobel Prize in Physics 1906". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 3 Dec 2014.