Question 19 of 159

In Rutherford's alpha scattering experiment using gold foil, the kinetic energy of the alpha particle was 1.2 x 10-12J. For a head on collision, using the formula K.E. = 14πε0x 2Ze2/r0 , what may be the magnitude of r0 [ The nuclear radius of gold, Z=79; 14πε0= 9 x 109 new-ton/meter2 coulomb-2, e= 1.6x10-19 coulomb]

1. 3 x 10-14m

2. 1.3 x 10-14m

3. 2.1 x 10-14m

4. 4.3 x 10-14m