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# conversion help

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1.  Electric charge is measured in terms of the coulomb (1 C), although this is a very large and not extremely practical unit of measurement.  For example, the charge in a bolt of lightning is about 15 C.  Express the charge in lightning bolt in

a.millicoulombs

b.kilocoulombs

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Electric charge is measured in terms of the coulomb (1 C), although this is a very large and not extremely practical unit of measurement.  For example, the charge in a bolt of lightning is about 15 C.  Express the charge in lightning bolt in

a.millicoulombs

b.kilocoulombs

$$Charge\ Lightning\ Bolt\\ Q_{lightning\ bolt}=15C\times\frac{1000mC}{1C}=\color{blue}15\ 000mC\\ Q_{lightning\ bolt}=15C\times\frac{1kC}{1000C}=\color{blue}0.015kC$$

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Aug 23, 2019
edited by asinus  Aug 23, 2019