Drawbacks of Rutherford’s Model

Drawbacks of Rutherford's Model

(i) It does not obey the Maxwell theory of electrodynamics, according to it “A small charged particle moving around an oppositely charged centre continuously loses its energy”. If an electron does so, it should also continuously lose its energy and should set up spiral motion ultimately failing into the nucleus.

(ii) It could not explain the line spectra of H- atom and discontinuous spectrum nature.

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