Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: How do i measure charge?

  1. Nov 8, 2004 #1
    so...i have some crazy engineering problem. anyway, part of the problem is how do i measure the charge of a molecule? i need to find the force, F = qE. i kno the electric field i am applying, but how can i physically measure the charge of the molecule? some people thought of using HPLC (high pressure liquid chromatography) which would allow for a comparison of charge against a known molecule. but...im just wondering if there's any other way to do it. thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 8, 2004 #2

    Andrew Mason

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    You haven't stated the problem clearly. Are you talking about a dipole molecule (like water)? Since molecules are normally electrically neutral your question doesn't make much sense.

    AM
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook