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Homework Help: Basic Electricity Question. Needs Checking ?

  1. Jan 24, 2007 #1
    Basic Electricity Question. Needs Checking!!??

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A plate carries a charge of -3.0 uC, while a rod carries a charge of +2.0 uC. How many electrons must be transferred from the plate to the rod, so that both objects have the same charge?


    3. The attempt at a solution

    -2.0 uC / -1.6 x 10^-10 = 1.25 x 10^19 electrons

    The wording of this question kinda throws me off. appreciate the help!
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2007 #2

    berkeman

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    Your number of 2C is the correct charge, but there is an error in your charge/electron number. Otherwise you are doing it correctly.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2007 #3

    berkeman

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    Oh, and post moved from Advanced Physics to Intro Physics.
     
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