1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A metal sphere has a charge of +8.0 µC. What is the net charge after 9.00 *10^13 electrons have been placed on it? 2. Relevant equations q=Ne where q is the charge, N is the number of electrons, and e is given as 1.6*10^-19 3. The attempt at a solution Well the problem gives us a charge, q, and the N, number of electrons, so I figure somehow I need to use this equation. I am not sure where to start though, could someone get me started? Thanks!
The electrons have a negative charge. That charge will be given by the product of the number of electrons and the charge of the electrons. Since the sphere starts with a positive charge the net charge will be the initial positive charge plus whatever charge all the electrons have. Be careful with signs here.