Two charges, q_1 = -1.5 micro C and q_2 = -7.1 nC with masses m_1 = 973.6 g and m_2 = 4.3 g were...

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Two charges, {eq}\rm q_1 = -1.5 \mu C {/eq} and {eq}\rm q_2 = -7.1 \ nC {/eq} with masses {eq}\rm m_1 = 973.6 \ g {/eq} and {eq}\rm m_2 = 4.3 \ g {/eq} were located 6.6 cm from each other. Charge {eq}\rm q_1 {/eq} was held in place, but charge {eq}\rm q_2 {/eq} was released and allowed to move. How fast will charge {eq}\rm q_2 {/eq} be moving when the distance between the charges has increased to 51.6 cm?

Electric Forces:

The force between charged particles is conservative in nature. Therefore, when charged particles move under the influence of each other, the total of the electric potential energy and kinetic energy remains conserved.

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  • Charges, {eq}\rm q_1 = -1.5 \mu C {/eq} and {eq}\rm q_2 = -7.1 \ nC {/eq} with masses {eq}\rm m_1 = 973.6 \ g {/eq} and {eq}\rm...

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