How did J. J. Thomson’s discovery affect the model of the atom? a) It proposed that the positive charge was concentrated in the nucleus. b) It proposed that electrons orbit the nucleus like the planets in the solar system. c) It proposed the idea that electrons were mobile in the atom. d) It proposed that atoms are mostly composed of empty space.
In 1887, J.J Thomsom discovered the electron by experimenting with Crookes, or cathode ray, tube. Thomson realized that the accepted model of an atom did not account for negatively or positively charged particles. Therefore he proposed an model of the atom which he likened to plum pudding. Hope this helps.