1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A uniformly charged conducting sphere of 1.6 m diameter has a surface charge density of 8.0 µC/m2. What is the net charge of the sphere, and what is the total electric flux leaving the surface of the sphere? 2. Relevant equations surface charge density = q/A flux = E x A flux = charge enclosed/ permittivity constant (Epsilon-naught) 3. The attempt at a solution q = surface charge density x A so (8e-12)x(4xpix 0.8^2) = 6.434e-11 then E = k(q/r^2) = .90377 = E so flux = E x A = .90377x 4x pi x .8^2
Careful: μC = 10^{-6}C. That's too much work. Once you find the correct charge, just use Gauss's law to find the flux. (But your method would work also. )