## chris215 one year ago How many excess electrons are there in a typical lightning bolt that has about 16 C of charge? so I used the equation e=1.6(10^-19)(16) and got 2.56×10^(-18) but my answer choices are: 1 x 1020 1 x 1019 10 1 x 1016 what did I do wrong?

1. anonymous

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3. chris215

thanks but idk if A is the right answer do you know how to do this problem?

4. anonymous

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8. chris215

ok thanks :)

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11. chris215

It did thatnks so much!

12. anonymous

did you get the answer you were looking for?

13. chris215

yeah it is A

14. anonymous

$Use,\ Q=n\times e\\ where, Q= total\ charge,\ n= no. of electrons\ , e= charge\ on\ 1\ eletcron\\ you\ wanna\ find, n\\so, n=\frac{ Q }{ e } \\n= \frac{ 16 }{ 1.6\times 10^{-19}} \\1\times \ 10^{20}. Ans$ (excess electrons)