Coulomb: Definition & Interactions


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What are the two types of electric charge?

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1. A balloon has a negative net charge. What answer best describes what happens when you touch it?

2. An oxygen atom has 8 protons in its nucleus and 8 electrons. What is its net charge? (Note in the responses that e = 1.602x10^-19 Coulombs.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the coulomb by completing the quiz online or printing it as a worksheet. Questions require an undestanding of electric charge, net charge and other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • Calculation of net charge
  • The two types of electric charge
  • Electrically neutral objects

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about negative net charge
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on coulombs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the defintion of fundamental charge to answer a practice problem

Additional Learning

Coulomb: Definition & Interactions is a lesson that will teach you about this unit of measurement. Objectives covered include:

  • Review the cause of static electricity
  • Define electrostatics
  • Know where electric charge comes from