# Problem: Millikan determined the charge on the electron by studying the static charges on oil drops falling in an electric field. A student carried out this experiment using several oil drops for her measurements and calculated the charges on the drops. She obtained the following data:Droplet Calculated Charge (C) A1.60 x 10–19B3.15 x 10–19C4.81 x 10–19D6.31 x 10–19What conclusion can the student draw from these data regarding the charge of the electron?

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charge of the electron → common factor of calculated charge

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Millikan determined the charge on the electron by studying the static charges on oil drops falling in an electric field. A student carried out this experiment using several oil drops for her measurements and calculated the charges on the drops. She obtained the following data:

 Droplet Calculated Charge (C) A 1.60 x 10–19 B 3.15 x 10–19 C 4.81 x 10–19 D 6.31 x 10–19

What conclusion can the student draw from these data regarding the charge of the electron?