|Class 11 Chemistry Structure of Atom||Discovery Of Neutron|
DISCOVERY OF NEUTRON:
It was discovered by Chadwick. In which he bombarded some light elements with fast moving alpha particles. He found, that some new particles were emitted which carried no charge and had mass equal to that of proton.These neutral particles were named as neutron.
So, neutron is defined as:
“the fundamental particle which carries no charge and mass equal to that of hydrogen atom.”