## Electrostatics

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
What is the radius of the orbit of an electron travelling at 9.0E6 m/s around a zinc nucleus(which contains 30 protons)?

2. Relevant equations
F=(kQq)/r^2
F=QE
ac=v^2/r
Fnet=ma
3. The attempt at a solution
30 protons x 1.6E-19 = 4.8E-18 C
electron - 1.6E-19 C

F=ma
F=(9.11E-31)a
a=v^2/r
F=[(9.11E-31)(9.0E6)^2]/r
F=7.38E-17/r
(7.38E-17/r)=[(9.0E9)(1.6E-19)(4.8E-18)]/r^2
r=9.367E-11 m

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 One more quick question: I know how to prove that if you move a charge twice as far away, the force will be one forth. [(kQq)/r^2]/[(kQq)/(2r)^2] (KQq4r^2)/(kQqr^2) =4 times as weak But what about if you increase the charge by twice as much, shouldn't both charges end up being 3/2 times as strong? [(kQq)/r^2]/[(2kQq)/r^2] I end up getting 1/2???
 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What is the radius of the orbit of an electron travelling at 9.0E6 m/s around a zinc nucleus(which contains 30 protons)? 2. Relevant equations F=(kQq)/r^2 F=QE ac=v^2/r Fnet=ma 3. The attempt at a solution 30 protons x 1.6E-19 = 4.8E-18 C electron - 1.6E-19 C F=ma F=(9.11E-31)a a=v^2/r F=[(9.11E-31)(9.0E6)^2]/r F=7.38E-17/r (7.38E-17/r)=[(9.0E9)(1.6E-19)(4.8E-18)]/r^2 r=9.367E-11 m One more quick question: I know how to prove that if you move a charge twice as far away, the force will be one forth. [(kQq)/r^2]/[(kQq)/(2r)^2] (KQq4r^2)/(kQqr^2) =4 times as weak But what about if you increase the charge by twice as much, shouldn't both charges end up being 3/2 times as strong? [(kQq)/r^2]/[(2kQq)/r^2] I end up getting 1/2???

Mentor

## Electrostatics

Okay, I unlocked your duplicate post and merged it here into this thread. Give me a minute to try to be helpful. Oh, and do not duplicate post again, okay?

 Mentor Your radius calculation looks okay. Is it not matching the solution?
 i was just unsure on my answer and wanted to get it checked. Also, I am just unsure on how to prove algebraically how a difference in charge of one particle will effect the overall charge between the two, like I solved algebraically for the distance increase between the two.