Problem: Which statement below, describing an electrostatic situation of a conductor, is  NOT correct? A) The electric field within a conductor is zero. B) The electric potential within a conductor is equal everywhere. C) The electric field outside of a conductor is always perpendicular to the surface. D) Excess charges of a conductor only reside below the surface, not on the surface.

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Which statement below, describing an electrostatic situation of a conductor, is  NOT correct?

A) The electric field within a conductor is zero.

B) The electric potential within a conductor is equal everywhere.

C) The electric field outside of a conductor is always perpendicular to the surface.

D) Excess charges of a conductor only reside below the surface, not on the surface.

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