# If the charge on an isolated conductor is negative, is it's

• Ashu2912
In summary, the charge on an isolated conductor can be negative, positive, or neutral, depending on the number of electrons and protons within the conductor. This charge can change from negative to positive if the conductor gains or loses particles. The charge on an isolated conductor affects its behavior by creating an electric field that can attract or repel other charged objects. An isolated conductor can have a neutral charge if it has an equal number of protons and electrons.
Ashu2912
If the charge on an isolated conductor is negative, is it's capacitance negative by the formula C = Q / V??

No because V would also be negative.

## 1. What does it mean if the charge on an isolated conductor is negative?

If the charge on an isolated conductor is negative, it means that the conductor has an excess of electrons. This results in an overall negative charge on the conductor.

## 2. Can the charge on an isolated conductor change from negative to positive?

Yes, the charge on an isolated conductor can change from negative to positive. This can happen if the conductor loses electrons, resulting in a decrease in its negative charge, or if the conductor gains protons, resulting in an increase in its positive charge.

## 3. How does the charge on an isolated conductor affect its behavior?

The charge on an isolated conductor affects its behavior by creating an electric field around the conductor. This electric field can attract or repel other charged objects, depending on their charge and the direction of the field. The strength of the field is determined by the magnitude of the charge on the conductor.

## 4. Is the charge on an isolated conductor always negative?

No, the charge on an isolated conductor is not always negative. It can be positive, negative, or neutral, depending on the number of electrons and protons within the conductor.

## 5. Can an isolated conductor have a neutral charge?

Yes, an isolated conductor can have a neutral charge if it has an equal number of protons and electrons. This means that the positive and negative charges cancel each other out, resulting in a net charge of zero.

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