Oil drop weighs 5.8 x 10^(-15)N. It is suspended in a uniform field produced by a pf of 363V between 2 parallel plates 6cm apart. 1. Calculate charge on drop. 2. How many excess electrons does it carry? My question is, why are the electrons excess? The answer is 6, which is basically the answer to 1 divided by the charge of an electron. Why are all the elctrons excess?