According to Coulomb’s law, when the distance between two point charges doubles, what happens to the electric force acting between the charg

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According to Coulomb’s law, when the distance between two point charges doubles, what happens to the electric force acting between the charges?

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    2021-08-20T18:23:59+00:00

    Answer:

    If the distance between charges is doubled, then the Force will become one-fourth.

    F’ = F/4

    Explanation:

    The Coulomb’s Law gives the relation for the attractive or repulsive forces between two charges. The relation or formula is given as follows:

    F = kq₁q₂/r²

    where,

    F = Attractive or Repulsive forces between the charges

    k = Coulomb’s Constant

    q₁ = magnitude of 1st charge

    q₂ = magnitude of 2nd charge

    r = distance between charges

    If we keep the magnitude of charges constant then the relation between Force an Distance between charges will be:

    F α 1/r²

    So, it is clear from this relation that if the distance between charges is doubled, then the Force will become one-fourth.

    F’ = F/4

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