# Is like currents of opposite charge attract or repel each other?

• Sandeep T S
In summary, opposite charges interact with each other by attracting towards each other due to the difference in electrical potential. Like charges repel each other because they have the same electrical potential. The force that causes opposite charges to attract each other is the electrostatic force. The strength of this force is determined by the magnitude of the charges and the distance between them. While opposite charges can sometimes repel each other in certain situations, they usually attract each other.
Sandeep T S
Is like currents of opposite charge attract or repel each other

Sandeep T S said:
Is like currents of opposite charge attract or repel each other
Parallel currents attract regardless of the charge carriers. Note that the direction of the current is opposite the direction of the motion of a negative charge.

Dale
Sandeep T S said:
Is like currents of opposite charge attract or repel each other

To clarify what you stated, conventional current is the flow of charge from a positive lead/source to a negative lead/source.

## 1. How do opposite charges interact with each other?

Opposite charges attract each other, meaning that they pull towards one another. This is due to the difference in electrical potential between the two charges.

## 2. Why do like charges repel each other?

Like charges repel each other because they have the same electrical potential and therefore experience a force pushing them away from each other.

## 3. What is the force that causes opposite charges to attract each other?

The force that causes opposite charges to attract each other is known as the electrostatic force. This force is a fundamental force of nature and is responsible for the interaction between charged particles.

## 4. How is the strength of the electrostatic force between opposite charges determined?

The strength of the electrostatic force between opposite charges is determined by the magnitude of the charges and the distance between them. The force decreases as the distance between the charges increases and increases as the magnitude of the charges increases.

## 5. Can opposite charges ever repel each other?

In certain situations, opposite charges can repel each other. This can occur if the charges are moving at high speeds or if they are located within a strong magnetic field. However, in most cases, opposite charges will attract each other.

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