How many electrons flow through this device?

In summary, an electric device with a current of 2.44 A for 55.0 seconds will have a charge of 134.2 C, which is equivalent to approximately 8.37 x 10^20 electrons flowing through the device. The equation used to find the charge is Q=It, where Q is charge, I is current, and t is time. Alternatively, the equation Q=ne can also be used, where n is the number of electrons and e is the charge of an electron.
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Homework Statement



An electric device delivers a current of 2.44 A for 55.0 seconds. How many electrons flow through this device?

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I am clueless, i need help
 
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Whats the definition of an amp?
Whats the charge of an electron
 
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An amp is a unit of electric current, and a an electron has a negative charge.
Still clueless
 
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I need help with this question. It don't make sense, can you help me with answering the problem
 
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Oh never mind, I just figured it out. I did not know the equation Q=It or Q=ne
 

1. How do you determine the number of electrons flowing through a device?

The number of electrons flowing through a device can be determined by measuring the current passing through the device and using the formula I = nAq, where I is the current, n is the number of electrons, A is the cross-sectional area, and q is the charge of an electron.

2. What is the unit of measurement for the number of electrons?

The unit of measurement for the number of electrons is the elementary charge, which is equal to 1.602 x 10^-19 coulombs.

3. Can the number of electrons flowing through a device change?

Yes, the number of electrons flowing through a device can change depending on the applied voltage and resistance of the device. The higher the voltage, the more electrons will flow through the device.

4. Is the number of electrons different for different types of devices?

Yes, the number of electrons flowing through a device can vary depending on the type of device and its function. For example, a battery will have a different number of electrons flowing through it compared to a resistor.

5. How does the number of electrons flowing through a device affect its performance?

The number of electrons flowing through a device directly affects its performance. A higher number of electrons can result in a higher current and therefore, a higher power output. However, too many electrons can also cause overheating and damage to the device. It is important to regulate the number of electrons flowing through a device for optimal performance.

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