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anonymous
 one year ago
How many coulombs could be in a lightning bolt?
A. 1. 6 × 10^19 C
B. 5.0 × 10^6 C
C. 5.0 × 10^0 C
D. 6.24 × 10^18 C
anonymous
 one year ago
How many coulombs could be in a lightning bolt? A. 1. 6 × 10^19 C B. 5.0 × 10^6 C C. 5.0 × 10^0 C D. 6.24 × 10^18 C

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Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we have to know the current carried by a lightning

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do we find that out? :/

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1tipically we have: current I = 2*10^5 amperes for t= 1.5 seconds, so the electricity carried by a ligthning is: Q=2*10^5* 1.5 = 4 *10 ^5 Coulombs

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok! so would our solution be choice B? :/

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes! I think so!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh sorry!! in the answer choices, i forgot to put the negative signs! here are the correct answer choices: A. 1. 6 × 10^19 C B. 5.0 × 10^6 C C. 5.0 × 10^0 C D. 6.24 × 10^18 C would this still be choice B? @Michele_Laino :)

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1option D is a very large quantity of electricity

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh okay! which would it be then? :/ i am not sure :P

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we can conjecture a series of discharges, so I think option D

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if we conjecture a current I = 2*10^3 amperes, and a time interval t= 5*10^(3) seconds, then Q=2*10^3*5*10^3=10 coulombs

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so that would mean choice C? :/

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1all data are from Wikipedia

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ah okie :P wikipedia has everything! haha :P

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes! I think option C

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okie yay!! again, sorry about this error!! thank you!!

Michele_Laino
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1option D is too high value

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ahh yes:) okie!! :) back to the other one i posted:P haha sorry again!! :P
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