On the basis of Thomson’s model of an atom, explain how the atom is neutral as a whole.

Q.:- On the basis of Thomson’s model of an atom, explain how the atom is neutral as a whole.

 

Answer:-

According to Thomson’s model of an atom :

(a) An atom consists of a positively charged sphere and the electrons are embedded like the seeds in a water-melon.
(b) The negative and positive charges are equal in magnitude. So the atom as a whole is electrically neutral.