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Charge on conductor

  1. Jul 16, 2011 #1
    why all the charges in conductor reside on surface?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 16, 2011 #2
    They are trying to move away from one another and that's the best they can do.
  4. Jul 16, 2011 #3

    Philip Wood

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    It's not all the charges. It's any excess charge (compared with its 'normal' neutral state). [I expect you knew this; just making sure.]
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