1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two small plastic spheres, one charged to 17 nC and the other to -17 nC, are connected by a 25-mm long insulating rod. Suppose this dipole is placed in a uniform electric field with strength 7.4 x 10^5 N/C. What is the maximum possible torque on the dipole? 2. Relevant equations t = qEL 3. The attempt at a solution t = qEL =(17 x 10^-9 C)(7.4 x 10^5 N/C)(2.5 x 10^-2 m) =3.15 x 10 ^-4 J This can't be right. Is torque measured in Joules? Can somebody please help me out with this problem?