Negative Charge: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following particles carries a negative charge?

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1. Which of the following is a true property of a charge?

2. What is the term for an atom or molecule that gains electrons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help to gauge your understanding of negative charges with regard to electric fields. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include properties of particles, electrons, atoms and molecules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to apply your knowledge of:

  • Particles that carry a negative charge
  • Term for atom or molecule that gains electrons
  • Material that becomes more negative as a result of rubbing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related negative charges lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about negative charges in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve negative charges practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding negative charges and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

  • Identify electrons and their negative charge properties
  • Contrast positive and negative charges
  • Define what is electrically neutral
  • What does Benjamin Franklin have to do with charge
  • Identify electric fields
  • Understand currents and ions