In what way is the Rutherford’s atomic model different from that of Thomson’s atomic model?

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Thomson model of atom states that electrons are embedded in a positively charged solid material which is spherical in shape. Rutherford model of atom describes that an atom is composed of an atomic nucleus and electrons surrounding the nucleus.  

Thomson model of atom does not give any details about the atomic nucleus. Rutherford model of atom explains about the atomic nucleus.

Thomson model of atom states that electrons are embedded in a solid material. Rutherford model of atom states that electrons are located around a central solid material.

Thomson model of atom indicates that the atom is a spherical structure. Rutherford model of atom indicates that an atom has a central solid core surrounded by electrons.

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