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Explain the Meaning of the Statement ‘Electric Charge of a Body is Quantised’ - Physics

Explain the meaning of the statement ‘electric charge of a body is quantised’

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Solution

Electric charge of a body is quantized. This means that only integral (1, 2, …., n) number of electrons can be transferred from one body to the other. Charges are not transferred in fraction. Hence, a body possesses total charge only in integral multiples of electric charge

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NCERT Class 12 Physics Textbook
Chapter 1 Electric Charge and Fields
Q 4.1 | Page 46
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