My teacher said, "Rutherford thought that all the Alpha particles would directly go through the gold foil without any collision if the plum pudding model was right. Because, as said in plum pudding model, positive charges are arranged in a balanced way in the atom with electrons like plum in pudding. As there is no densely accumulated charge in the center, so the Alpha particle will not deviate by anything." But two question raised on my mind.
- Is my teacher right?
- If not, then why?
- If yes, then why evenly accumulated positive charge will not deviate the Alpha rays? I mean, when the alpha ray will come near to the pudding like positive charges, it should deviate more sooner nah? Moreover, as there are evenly arranged positive charges, so, no empty space is in the atom. So, no alpha particles would come across the foil. Is my assumption true if thought from plum pudding model?