The Great Atomic Debate

The Great Atomic Debate

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  • Hello, I am Aristotle.
  • Hello, I am Democritus what is your name?
  • Yes, and I have heard about you and your theory of atoms. I have to tell you that I disagree with your belief that atoms are indivisible and indestructible. I believe that the correct theory is that all matter consist of 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.
  • What are you talking about Aristotle? I was the first to name the atom so I think I am right when I say that atoms are indivisible and indestructible.
  • Democritus you know that you are wrong and that I am right. Just believe me, you are hearing it from the one of the greatest philosophers.
  • Aristotles Atomic Model
  • Even though you are one of the greatest philosophers my theory is right because if you think about a stone if it was divided in half, the two halves would have the same properties as the whole. So if the stone were to be continually cut into smaller pieces, then it would eventually cut into smaller and smaller pieces that would become indivisible.
  • Who are you?!
  • Democritus do you know who this is?
  • I am John Dalton, and Democritus is right you are wrong Aristotle. Thanks to Democritus's atomic theory, I was able to discover that. elements consist of indivisible small particles called atoms. And now I know that atoms of the same element are all identical.
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  • I was right!
  • What?! This all doesn't make any sense!
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  • Hello, I am Earnest Rutherford I'm here with Niels Bohr to tell all of you that Democritus's theory is correct. I have experimented and have come up with the gold foil experiment, that proves that there is a nucleus and positive protons in an atom.
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  • I have come up with a theory as well that proves Democritus's theory is correct. My theory is about the different energy levels and how I discovered that electrons are closer to the nucleus and have less energy than ones further away.
  • Wow I started centuries of discoveries with a single concept!
  • Democritus's atomic model
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  • Air
  • WET
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Daltons's Atomic Model
  • Earth
  • COLD
  • DRY
  • Bohr's Atomic Model
  • Rutherford's Atomic Model
  • Yes I have heard about you around town and I have heard about your theory on atoms. I have to tell you that I disagree with your belief that atoms are indivisible and indestructible.
  • I was right!
  • Democritus do you know who this is
  • What are you talking about Aristotle? I was the first to name the atom so I think I am right when I say that atoms are indivisible and indestructible.
  • Democritus you know that you are wrong and that I am right. Just believe me, you are hearing it from the one of the greatest philosophers.
  • I am John Dalton, and Democritus is right you are wrong Aristotle. Thanks to Democritus's atomic theory, I was able to discover that. elements consist of indivisible small particles called atoms. And now I know that atoms of the same element are all identical
  • Yes, and I have heard about you and your theory of atoms. I have to tell you that I disagree with your belief that atoms are indivisible and indestructible. I believe that the correct theory is that all matter consist of 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.
  • Democritus atomic model
  • Democritus you know that you are wrong and that I am right. Just believe me, you are hearing it from the one of the greatest philosophers.
  • I have heard about your theory of atoms that all matter consisted of 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water, and Air.
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