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Assertion (A): An electron has a high potential energy when it is at a location associated with a more negative value of potential, and a low potential energy when at a location associated with a - Physics

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Assertion (A): An electron has a high potential energy when it is at a location associated with a more negative value of potential, and a low potential energy when at a location associated with a more positive potential.

Reason (R): Electrons move from a region of higher potential to region of lower potential.

Select the most appropriate answer from the options given below:

Options

  • Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

  • Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

  • A is true but R is false.

  • A is false and R is also false.

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Solution

A is true but R is false.

Explanation:

Electrons move from a region of low potential to high potential.

Concept: Potential Energy of a System of Charges
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