# Energy imparted to an ion by a magnetic field

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Basically my question is: if an anion is placed by the negative poll of a magnet will it push on the particle?

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Negative charges repel negative charges, and positive charges repel positive charges.

Is there a calculation for the amount of kinetic energy imparted to the particle? Also where does the power come from, is the strength of the magnetic field reduced?

Is there a calculation for the amount of kinetic energy imparted to the particle?
Perhaps Coulomb's law? I'm no master of electromagnetism but it seems like the equation would apply in this case.

Coulomb's law would give you the force, though, and not kinetic energy. You would have to use other equations to find the kinetic energy.

Dale
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Basically my question is: if an anion is placed by the negative poll of a magnet will it push on the particle?
No. The poles of a magnet are not charged.

No. The poles of a magnet are not charged.
If it is just a negative pole in general it would still repel the anion though, correct?

Dale
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Magnets don't have negative poles. They have north and south poles.

Magnets don't have negative poles. They have north and south poles.
I don't know why I used poles in that. I just meant a negative charge.

Dale
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Yes, an anion is negatively charged so it will be repelled from other negative charges. This has nothing to do with a magnet since magnets are typically uncharged.

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