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Problem: As an electron moves in the direction of the electric field lines...Answer: It is moving from high potential to low potential and gaining electric potential energy.Explain why the electron is gaining electric potential energy if it is moving from high to low potential energy?

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In normal case, electrons move from a region of low potential to a region of higher potential. This is because every electron wants to stabilize. 

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As an electron moves in the direction of the electric field lines...

Answer: It is moving from high potential to low potential and gaining electric potential energy.

Explain why the electron is gaining electric potential energy if it is moving from high to low potential energy?

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