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Electric charge   /ɪlˈɛktrɪk tʃɑrdʒ/   Listen
Electric charge

The quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons.  Synonym: charge.

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"Electric charge" Quotes from Famous Books

... satisfactory mental picture which the facts allow us to form, at present, of the emission of [beta]-rays from radium compounds is that which represents these rays as streams of electrons, that is, particles, each about a thousand times lighter than an atom of hydrogen, each carrying an electric charge, and moving at the rate of about 180,000 miles per second, that is, nearly as rapidly as light. When an electric discharge is passed from a plate of metal, arranged as the kathode, to a metallic wire arranged as the ...
— The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry • M. M. Pattison Muir

Words linked to "Electric charge" :   negative charge, electrical phenomenon, positive charge, electrostatic charge

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