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Why do most objects tend to contain nearly equal numbers

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 2CQ

Problem 2CQ

Why do most objects tend to contain nearly equal numbers of positive and negative charges?

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Solution 2CQ

Nature works on the principle of energy minimisation; carrying any charge means existence of force which would require energy, therefore most of the objects tend to contain an equal number of electrons and protons such that there are no non zero forces and hence energy minimisation

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Textbook: College Physics
Edition: 1
Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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