Problem: A chemist in a galaxy far, far away performed the Millikan oil drop experiment and got the following results for the charges on various drops. Use these data to calculate the charge of the electron in zirkombs.2.56 x 10-12 zirkombs                                  7.68 x 10 -12 zirkombs3.84 x 10-12 zirkombs                                  6.40 x 10 -13 zirkombs

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Divide each charge with the smallest charge number:

A=2.56 × 10-12 6.40 × 10-13=4B=3.84 × 10-12 6.40 × 10-13=6C = 7.68 × 10-12 6.40 × 10-13=12D = 6.40 × 10-13 6.40 × 10-13=1


Divide the charges with the ratios obtained


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A chemist in a galaxy far, far away performed the Millikan oil drop experiment and got the following results for the charges on various drops. Use these data to calculate the charge of the electron in zirkombs.

2.56 x 10-12 zirkombs                                  7.68 x 10 -12 zirkombs

3.84 x 10-12 zirkombs                                  6.40 x 10 -13 zirkombs

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