The Discovery of the Electron

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What is the significance of the discovery of the electron?

The discovery of the electron played a crucial role in shaping our understanding of atomic structure and the nature of matter.

Who is credited with the discovery of the electron?

J.J. Thomson

What experimental setup did Thomson use to discover the electron?

Thomson used a cathode ray tube.

What are cathode rays?

Cathode rays are a stream of particles emitted from the cathode when a high voltage is applied.

How did Thomson observe the deflection of cathode rays?

Thomson observed that cathode rays could be deflected by electric and magnetic fields.

Test your knowledge on the groundbreaking discovery of the electron by J.J. Thomson and its impact on understanding atomic structure. Take this quiz to learn more about the history and significance of this pivotal event in subatomic particle research.

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