An equipotential surface is defined as a surface where the electric potential is the same at every point within the surface.
This means that the electric potential difference between the two points on an equipotential surface is zero since the work done in moving a charge between the two points is equal.
A surface will be an equipotential surface if (there may be more than one correct choice)
A. the electric field is zero at all points on it.
B. the electric field is tangent to the surface at all points.
C. the electric field is perpendicular to the surface at all points.
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