How many electrons are transferred?

by Karenbby
Tags: charge, coulomb, electrons, physics, transferred
Karenbby is offline
Feb22-10, 05:13 PM
P: 1
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A strong lightning bolt transfers about 24 C
to Earth.
How many electrons are transferred? The
charge on an electron is −1.60218 10−19 C.

2. Relevant equations


3. The attempt at a solution

i wasnt sure which charge to use. i pluged in the #s given plus the elementary charge using -, since its an electron. then i tried adding it and a couple of other things.... i got confused! thx!!!!
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Sirsh is offline
Feb22-10, 11:06 PM
P: 139
Ne = q/e
Cudi1 is offline
Feb23-10, 01:07 AM
P: 102
with these types of questions, they usually ask whether the particle has a defecit/ excess of electrons, usually if the charge is positive that means that it has a defecit of electrons, likewise if the charge is negative, there are an excess amount of electrons

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