Elementary Charge: Definition & Overview


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You rub a piece of glass with a silk cloth and then discover that the glass is positively charged. Which of the following is a possible explanation for how it became charged?

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1. In Millikan's oil drop experiment, which of these could NOT have been the charge of one of his oil drops?

2. Which of these particles has a charge equal in magnitude to the elementary charge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be quizzed on the concept of an elementary charge with these study materials. Quiz topics touch on areas like how a glass might have gotten its specific charge in a sample scenario and the charge for oil drops in an experiment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how well you understand the following points of study:

  • Particles that share the magnitude of an elementary charge
  • Who measured elementary charge for the first time
  • Facts about elementary charge

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on what elementary charge is
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of elementary charge to explain how its magnitude is the same as that of other particles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first person to measure elementary charge
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about oil drops in an elementary charge experiment and an experiment where a glass becomes charged

Additional Learning

Review the lesson named Elementary Charge: Definition & Overview for more information on these study points:

  • Static electricity and charged particles
  • The charge of an electron
  • How 'elementary charge' got its name
  • The mass of a proton in comparison to an electron
  • Definition of an electron
  • What it means for objects to have more/less than the elementary charge