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Easy Electical potential problem i cant do please help

  1. Aug 27, 2006 #1
    hey all heres my problem

    two spherical drops of mercury have a charge of 1.0nC and a potential of 300V at the surface. the two drops merge to form a single drop. what is the potential at the surface of the new drop?

    thx anyone for there help
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  3. Aug 27, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The problem is not clear. Please give us the actual wording of the problem. Do they have 1.0 nC each? I am not sure what you mean by "a potential of 300V at the surface".

  4. Aug 27, 2006 #3
    Think about capacitance.
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