Problem: A chemist in an imaginary universe, where electrons have a different charge than they do in our universe, performs the Millikan oil drop experiment to measure the electrons charge. The charges of several drops are recorded below. What is the charge of the electron in this imaginary universe? Drop #ChargeA-6.6 10-19 CB-8.8 10-19 CC-11.0 10-19 CD-4.4 10-19 C

🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Hayden's class at OAKLAND.

FREE Expert Solution

Charge of electron → least common multiple of all charges


qd×10-192

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

A chemist in an imaginary universe, where electrons have a different charge than they do in our universe, performs the Millikan oil drop experiment to measure the electrons charge. The charges of several drops are recorded below. What is the charge of the electron in this imaginary universe?


 Drop #Charge
A


-6.6 10-19 C


B


-8.8 10-19 C


C


-11.0 10-19 C


D



-4.4 10-19 C





Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Oil Drop Experiment concept. You can view video lessons to learn Oil Drop Experiment. Or if you need more Oil Drop Experiment practice, you can also practice Oil Drop Experiment practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Hayden's class at OAKLAND.