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When a nerve cell depolarizes, charge is transferred across the cell membrane, changing the potential difference. For a typical nerve cell, 9.0 pC of charge flows in a time of 0.50ms.

What is the average current(Value and units)?

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asked by Anthony
  1. To quote one of our very good math and science tutors: “You will find here at Jiskha that long series of questions, posted with no evidence of effort or thought by the person posting, will not be answered. We will gladly respond to your future questions in which your thoughts are included.”

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    posted by Writeacher
  2. I'm thinking that your answer sounds kinda of rude.

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    posted by Nicoli
  3. that is rude!!

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    posted by Maria
  4. NOt rude at all. Just wants to see some effort from the poster. Although, if it's their first time posting they may not know that.

    The person who posted should just repost saying, "I tried this," or "I'm not sure what this means, but does it have to do with x?" etc.

    Still, I would like to know how to go about this question since I have it for homework as well.

    Not sure if it wants it in amps. I think that may be what Mastering Physics wants, but it doesn't specify.

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    posted by James
  5. how do you convert pC to Coulombs?????

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    posted by Audrey
  6. Lol, now I see why I don't come to this website.

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    posted by Tuk
  7. I am thinking it's 9/.5 which is 18 but that would be in mA not A's so you'd have to convert it.
    The formula was Q/t ... charge/time

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    posted by Tuk

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