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Homework Help: Excess Electron Question

  1. Apr 6, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A typical lightning bolt has about 10.0 C of charge. How many excess electrons are in a typical lightning bolt?

    2. Relevant equations
    There's something in my notes that is confusing me, but I think it could be relevant. It says e = 1.6 x 10-19c

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Well this question sounds much too easy to be confusing, but we just started this chapter today and I don't have many notes.
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  3. Apr 6, 2009 #2


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    Hi chops369! :smile:
    You mean e = 1.6 x 10-19C, where e is the charge of one electron, and C is coulombs …

    what's the difficulty? :confused:
  4. Apr 6, 2009 #3
    Well I had figured that originally, but I guess I just didn't think it was that simple.
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