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Is there a lower limit to the electric force between two particles placed at a separation of 1 cm? and what does lower limit refer to?

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  1. anonymous
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  2. anonymous
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    electric force is inversely proportional to distance, and proportional to the product of the charges q1 and q2. In theory, if you have uncharged particles, there will be no electric force between the two. If you have one charged particle and one uncharged particle, then it depends if they are conductors or not... But unless you specify more on the particles themselves, i would say the lower limit is 0 regardless of the distance

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    i agree with @LifeEngineer the lower limit is zero, in case the particles are uncharged. But if the both have lectrical charge, since the smallest possible charge that can exist freely is that of an electron or proton which is numerically equal to \(1.6×10^{−19} C\), you should put the values in the equation and get the value for the smallest force.

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    A nice addition @Greg_D

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