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What are the limitations of Rutherford’s model of the atom?

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The orbital revolution of the electron is not expected to be stable. Any particle in a circular orbit would undergo acceleration. During acceleration, charged particles would radiate energy. Thus, the revolving electron would lose energy and finally fall into the nucleus. If this were so, the atom should be highly unstable and hence matter would not exist. We know that atoms are quite stable. So Rutherford’s model of the atom could not explain this stability of atom.

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