# How many electrons are transferred?

by Karenbby
Tags: charge, coulomb, electrons, physics, transferred
 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 Q=ne 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!!!!
 P: 139 Ne = q/e
 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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