1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Lightning bolt electrons problem

  1. Feb 10, 2008 #1
    A strong lightning bolt transfers about 25 C to Earth. How many electrons are transferred?

    1 electrons = 1.60E-19

    so.. 25 / 1.60 E -19 = 1.5625E-18 electrons

    but the answer that my teacher gave us is 1.6 E 20 electrons

    what did i do wrong?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 10, 2008 #2
    Caclculator error. Watch how you enter E-19.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Similar Discussions: Lightning bolt electrons problem
  1. Lightning problem? (Replies: 3)

Loading...