During a thunderstorm the electric field at a certain point in the earth's atmosphere is 1.07e5 N/C, directed upward. Find the acceleration of a small piece of ice of mass 1.09e-4 g, carrying a charge of 1.08e-11 C.
The Attempt at a Solution
F= (1.08 e -11 C) ( 1.07 e 5 N/C) = 1.16 e-6 N
a= F/m= (1.16 e -6)/ (1.09 e -7 kg)= 1.06 e-2 m/s^2
The above answer is what I get but the key is saying:
Please help me figure out what I am doing wrong.
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