E-field strong enough to rip all electrons from copper atoms

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Not just free electrons, ALL electrons.

How strong would that be?
 
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Ulysees said:
Not just free electrons, ALL electrons.

How strong would that be?

In other words, what is the average distance of each electron from the nucleus?
 
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Such an electric field would have to be extremely powerful, likely on the order of millions of volts per meter. This is because copper atoms are held together by strong bonds between the positively charged nucleus and the negatively charged electrons. To overcome these bonds and remove all electrons from the atoms, an incredibly high amount of energy would be required. Additionally, such a strong electric field would also have significant effects on other materials and could potentially cause damage to surrounding objects. It is important for scientists to carefully consider the potential consequences of creating such a powerful electric field before attempting any experiments.
 

What is an E-field and how does it relate to copper atoms?

An E-field, or electric field, is a region in which an electric force is exerted on charged particles. In the case of copper atoms, the E-field can cause the electrons within the atom to experience a force and potentially be removed from the atom.

How strong does an E-field need to be to rip all electrons from copper atoms?

The strength of the E-field required to rip all electrons from copper atoms is dependent on the specific properties of the copper atoms, such as their ionization energy and electron configuration. Generally, a very strong E-field, on the order of 10^9 volts per meter, would be needed to completely remove all electrons from a copper atom.

What factors can affect the strength of an E-field?

The strength of an E-field can be affected by a number of factors, including the charge and distance of the source of the field, the properties of the material it is passing through, and the orientation of the field lines. In the case of copper atoms, the strength of the E-field would also be affected by the properties and arrangement of the electrons within the atom.

Can an E-field that is strong enough to rip all electrons from copper atoms be created artificially?

Yes, it is possible to create an artificially strong E-field that could potentially rip all electrons from copper atoms. This could be done using specialized equipment, such as a Van de Graaff generator, or by manipulating the electric field of a charged object through various means.

What would happen if all electrons were removed from copper atoms due to a strong E-field?

If all electrons were removed from copper atoms, the atoms would become positively charged ions. This would drastically alter the properties of the copper and could potentially lead to chemical reactions or other physical changes. Additionally, the surrounding environment would also be affected by the presence of these charged ions.

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