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Homework Help: How much work is done to move 1.7 microCoulombs ?

  1. Feb 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How much work is done to move 1.7 microCoulombs of charge from the negative terminal to the positive terminal of a 1.5 V battery?

    2. Relevant equations
    I thought you multiply them together since P=IE? But this is wrong? What is the formula I use even? I know I need to convert microCoulombs to Coulombs.

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 23, 2010 #2


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    You might try looking up the definition of electrical potential (i.e. "voltage").
  4. Feb 23, 2010 #3
    I still don't understand?? Can you explain further. This is a five part problem and this is the only part I'm stuck on
  5. Feb 23, 2010 #4


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    Voltage is DEFINED as the potential difference that one joule of energy can move one coloumb of charge across.
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