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- After the discovery of subatomic particles in the late 1800s and early 1900s, scientists began experimentation in order to provide a model that best explains the structure of an atom.
- Rutherford’s model was most widely accepted but had some defects.
- In order to cope with the defects in Rutherford’s model, Neil Bohr postulated his version of atomic model which is the most widely accepted model.
- Neil Bohr based his model on Plank’s quantum theory and proposed a model which provides the best possible explanation for the structure of atom.