# Metal sphere charge

Just wondering: If a metal sphere is charged, will the extra charge be uniformly distributed over the volume of the sphere.

i think that it will? but not sure about it being uniformly distributed.

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Hootenanny
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Just wondering: If a metal sphere is charged, will the extra charge be uniformly distributed over the volume of the sphere.

i think that it will? but not sure about it being uniformly distributed.
What is the value of the electric field inside a [charged] conductor?

What is the value of the electric field inside a [charged] conductor?
zero...im sorry but i dont really see the connection

Hootenanny
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zero
Correct. Having charges distributed over the entire volume of the sphere, would mean that there must be some net charge inside the sphere, which would result in a non-zero electric field. So, where must the charges be distributed?

Correct. Having charges distributed over the entire volume of the sphere, would mean that there must be some net charge inside the sphere, which would result in a non-zero electric field. So, where must the charges be distributed?
sorry, i really don't know where the charges should be distributed. im guessing the outer surface of the sphere?

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