The Evolution of The
Atomic Theory
Democritus
Lived: 460BC-370BC
Main concepts:
Everything is made of atoms
Atoms are indivisible (cannot be
divided)
At...
Dalton
Lived 1766-1844
Main concepts:
Each element has a different atom
and a different atomic weight
All atoms of the...
Thomson
Lived: 1856-1940
Main concepts:
Discovered that atoms ARE divisible
Discovered the electron through his
Cathod...
Rutherford
Lived 1871-1937
Discovered that there is a small, dense
positively charged nucleus
Discovered that most of a...
Bohr
Lived 1885-1962
Stated that electrons can only travel at
specific distances from the nucleus
Stated that electrons...
Chadwick
Lived 1891-1974
Discovered the previously unknown part
of the nucleus of an atom- the Neutron!
Named the neutr...
Electron Cloud Model
This is our most modern and
accepted model of the atom
It differs from Bohr’s model
because it stat...
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    1. 1. The Evolution of The Atomic Theory
    2. 2. Democritus Lived: 460BC-370BC Main concepts: Everything is made of atoms Atoms are indivisible (cannot be divided) Atoms are small and solid particles Named the atom (called it “atomos”)
    3. 3. Dalton Lived 1766-1844 Main concepts: Each element has a different atom and a different atomic weight All atoms of the same element are perfectly identical Atoms cannot be created or destroyed in chemical reactions.
    4. 4. Thomson Lived: 1856-1940 Main concepts: Discovered that atoms ARE divisible Discovered the electron through his Cathode-Ray experiment Atoms have a much larger mass than electrons Inferred that atoms have a positive charge Plum Pudding Model
    5. 5. Rutherford Lived 1871-1937 Discovered that there is a small, dense positively charged nucleus Discovered that most of an atoms mass is in it’s nucleus Predicted the existence of neutrons Stated that electrons move rapidly in the empty space around the nucleus Conducted the gold foil experiment Stated that atoms are mostly empty space.
    6. 6. Bohr Lived 1885-1962 Stated that electrons can only travel at specific distances from the nucleus Stated that electrons can jump between levels/paths around the nucleus Stated that the chemical properties of an element are determined by how many electrons are in the outer shell.
    7. 7. Chadwick Lived 1891-1974 Discovered the previously unknown part of the nucleus of an atom- the Neutron! Named the neutron because of it’s lack of an electrical charge. His discovery made it possible to create new elements in the laboratory (heavier than Uranium) which was not possible before.
    8. 8. Electron Cloud Model This is our most modern and accepted model of the atom It differs from Bohr’s model because it states that the electrons can be found in a general region around the nucleus, not specific paths.
    9. 9. Time for: The atom song! http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=vUzTQWn-wfE
    10. 10. Time for: The atom song! http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=vUzTQWn-wfE

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