Problem 41QP

Arrange the following pairs of charged particles in order of increasing magnitude of attractive force.

Problem 41QP

Arrange the following pairs of charged particles in order of increasing magnitude of attractive force.

Step by step solution

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Let’s calculate the attractive force between each of the particles. Then arrange then in order of increasing magnitude.

According to Coulomb's law, the force between two ions is directly proportional to the product of the two charges and inversely proportional to the distance “d” between the objects squared.