Register to reply

How many electrons are transferred?

by Karenbby
Tags: charge, coulomb, electrons, physics, transferred
Share this thread:
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!!!!
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
Wildfires and other burns play bigger role in climate change, professor finds
SR Labs research to expose BadUSB next week in Vegas
New study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history
Feb22-10, 11:06 PM
P: 139
Ne = q/e
Feb23-10, 01:07 AM
P: 100
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

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Transferred heat Introductory Physics Homework 2
The potential difference between 2 plates is 450v, how many electrons are transferred Advanced Physics Homework 2
Just Transferred into Physics Academic Guidance 1
Total # of electrons transferred Biology, Chemistry & Other Homework 2
How exactly is heat transferred? Classical Physics 2