Electric charge and elctric filed

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Hiya!
Whoa!
vectors, i hate those stinkinh vectors! :wink:
Anyways, I have theis problem and don't know how to solve for it.

A piece of plastic has a net charge of +2.00 microC. How many more protons then eclectrons does this piece of plastic have?

Now i know plastic is a insulator which guessing i would say its smaller than the net charge but i saw this formula for F_net = F_1 +_ F_2 assuming this is for electrostatic Force perhaps, i donno.

How do i solve for this, please? Whats the formula i use?
whats the answer? Just kidding!

Thanks!
Dx :wink:
 

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  • #2
You don't need vectors here. Nor you need to know that plastic is insulator. The only thing you need is a charge of single proton and of single electron. Can you fetch that?
 
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dav2008
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Charge on electron(and proton too) is 1.6*10-19 C

So from there you just do factor label.

The 2*10-6 C you were given is the net charge of all the extra protons. (well, not extra protons, just lacking electrons..but u get the picture) From there, just divide that number by the charge of a single proton and you will get your answer.
 

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