History of Atomic Theory Quiz

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According to Democritus, what is the meaning of the term 'atomos'?

Indivisible

What was Aristotle's theory regarding the composition of matter?

Matter is made of four elements: earth, fire, water, air

What was a key feature of John Dalton's atomic model?

Atoms are solid spheres

What did J.J Thomson's research on cathode ray tube technology lead to?

Discovery of the electron

Who is credited for the discovery of the electron using cathode ray tube technology?

J.J Thomson

According to Democritus, what did he consider as the fundamental or basic unit of matter?

Indivisible atoms

What was Aristotle's incorrect theory regarding the composition of matter?

Matter is made of four elements: earth, fire, water, air

What did John Dalton propose about the nature of atoms in his atomic model?

Atoms are small particles that cannot be divided or destroyed

What was J.J. Thomson credited for discovering using his research on cathode ray tube technology?

The electron

Which scientist was the first to adapt Democritus’ theory into the first modern atomic model?

John Dalton

Test your knowledge of the history of atomic theory with this timeline quiz. Learn about the contributions of key scientists such as Democritus and Aristotle and their fundamental ideas about the nature of matter.

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