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Electron location

  1. Apr 14, 2008 #1
    Suppose you give a metal sphere a negative charge. The electrons on the sphere will be...

    A. located right in the middle of the shere
    B. distributed in small bunches over the outside of the shere
    C. evenly distributed over the outside of the shere
    D. none of these
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2008 #2

    Hootenanny

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    Where do you think they will be?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2008 #3
    C. evenly distributed
     
  5. Apr 14, 2008 #4

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    Why?
     
  6. Apr 14, 2008 #5
    because the particle is now negatively charged so as a whole it should be charged negatively which i think would be done by an evenly distribution of electrons
     
  7. Apr 14, 2008 #6

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    More specifically, the electric field inside a charged conductor must be zero and therefore all the net charge must lie on the surface.

    Your answer is correct, I just wanted to make sure that you understood why.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2008 #7
    thanks you
     
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