# Problem: If a negative charge is released in a uniform electric field, it will moveA.  in circular motion. B. in the direction of the electric field. C. in a direction perpendicular to the electric field. D. from low potential to high potential. E. from high potential to low potential.

###### FREE Expert Solution

The electric force on an electron is given as:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{q}}}_{{\mathbf{e}}}{\mathbf{E}}}$

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If a negative charge is released in a uniform electric field, it will move

A.  in circular motion.

B. in the direction of the electric field.

C. in a direction perpendicular to the electric field.

D. from low potential to high potential.

E. from high potential to low potential.

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