Problem: Suppose a scientist repeats the Millikan oil-drop experiment, but reports the charges on the drops using an unusual (and imaginary) unit called the warmomb (wa). He obtains the following data for four of the drops:Droplet Calculated Charge (wa)A3.84 x 10–8 B4.80 x 10–8 C2.88 x 10–8D8.64 x 10–8Based on your answer to part B, how many electrons are there on each of the droplets?

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1 e = 9.6×10-9 wa


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Suppose a scientist repeats the Millikan oil-drop experiment, but reports the charges on the drops using an unusual (and imaginary) unit called the warmomb (wa). He obtains the following data for four of the drops:
Droplet Calculated Charge (wa)
A3.84 x 10–8
 B4.80 x 10–8
 C2.88 x 10–8
D8.64 x 10–8


Based on your answer to part B, how many electrons are there on each of the droplets?

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