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Two charged metal spheres are connected by a wire. Sphere A is larger than sphere B. The magnitude of the electrical potential of A...

a) is greater than at the surface of sphere B

b) is less than at the surface of sphere B

c) is the same as that at the surface of sphere B

3. The attempt at a solution

Electric potential: V = q/(4*pi*e_{0}*r)

Since the spheres are connected by a wire, their charge will be equal. We regard the charges at the spheres as point charges in the centers of the spheres. Then the magnitude of the electrical potential of A is less than at the surface of B since r_{A}> r_{B}

Why am I wrong?

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# Homework Help: Electrical potential of charged sphere

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