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What are the two things on which the size of the electric force depends?



A. The amount of each charge and the size of the electric field.
B. The distance between the charges and the size of the electric field.
C. The number of protons and the distance between the charges.
D. The amount of each charge and the distance between the charges.

This question is part of Static Electricity
Asked by Misrael, Last updated: Jul 02, 2020

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Answered Dec 02, 2019

The correct answer to this question is D. The amount of each charge and the distance between the charges. The two things that the electric force depends on is the distance and amount of each charge.

The electric force is a repulsive interaction. This interaction is between electrons and the nucleus. Research has shown that the electric force between the two objects is proportional.

This proportion is the inverse square of the distance between two of the objects. Along with that, the electric force does not depend on a particle's mass. Instead, it depends on the electric charge, which is why A, B, and C are wrong.

 

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Feb 21, 2019

The correct answer is (D).
The two things in which the size of electric force depends are the amount of each charge and the distance between each charge.

The electric force is a repulsive interaction between electrons and nucleus. According to research, it has been proven that the electric force between two objects is proportional to the inverse square of the distance between two objects, and the electric force does not depend on the mass of the particle but on the electric charge. Therefore all other options listed above are incorrect
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 17, 2017

The amount of each charge and the distance between the charges.
 

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