posted by echem on .
Two identical objects each hold a net charge of q = 8e. If the gravitational force between the two objects exactly cancels the electrostatic force between the objects, what is the mass of each object?
Where G: 6.67E-11
I know the equation is
yet when I plug everything in I got 2.52E11 which is incorrect.
Please help, I'm frustrated...
G M^2/R^ = Ke 64 e^2/R^2
M^2 = 64 Ke e^2/G
M = 8e sqrt(Ke/G)
You seem to be using the right formula, but I get a different numerical answer.
Are you sure you are using the right electron charge (e)?
Oh, you mean the 'e' in the 8e might stand for 8 times electron charge of 1.60217646E-19 coulombs? I was doing it as 8 times e(the mathematical constant 2.71828183)
Yes, e is the electron charge. You are comparing electrostatic and gravitational forces
Thank you! I should have known that, guess its getting late :)