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Electric Force Worksheet #1 k = 8.99 x 109 N·m2/C2 Elementary Charge = ±1.6 x 10-19 C Be careful with your metric prefixes!! (remember: 1. Two charges, qA and qB are separated by a distance d. As a result, they exert a force, F, on each other. What new force will exist, in terms of F, in the following situations: a) qA is doubled. b) qA and qB are both cut in half. c) d is tripled. d) d is cut in half. e) qB is tripled and d is cut in half. 2. An ion is an atom or molecule (atoms stuck together!) whose charge is unbalanced. For example, a sodium ion in salt water has 11 protons and 12 electrons. What is the net charge of ionized sodium? (This can be made very easy if you think a bit before calculating… in fact you don’t really need to calculate!) 5. Two electrons in an atom are separated by 1.5 x 10-11 meters; the typical size of an atom. What is the electrical force between them? Is this an attraction or a repulsion? 6. A repelling force of 4400 Newtons exists between a charge of –8.0 x 10-4 C and a charge of –3.0 x 10-4 C. What is the distance between them?