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Eletric charge

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Homework Statement



which quantity of excess electric charge could be found on an object

1) 6.25 x 10 exponenet -19 c
2) 4.80 x 10 exponent -19 c
3) 6.25 elementary charges
4) 1.60 elementary charges

Homework Equations



i know that 1.60 x 10 exponenet - 19 c is one element charge

The Attempt at a Solution



but i dont know how many charges are in a object
 

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ideasrule
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Can you find 2.5 elementary charges in an object?
 
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The simplest charge on an object is that which you stated [tex]1.6 \times 10^{-19}C[/tex], which is one electronic charge.

An 'object' is far too vague, this doesn't give us any information on the type of object, whether it is charged/uncharged or +ve/-ve charge.

Are you sure you aren't missing any of the question?
 
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is it right that 4.80 x 10 exponenet - 19 c work since it gives 3 elementary charge
 
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is it right that 4.80 x 10 exponenet - 19 c work since it gives 3 elementary charge
Bingo, as all the others are fractions of an elementary charge.

Glad you weren't fooled by the 4th choice, I assume many people will be.
 

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