SAT Subject Physics Practice Question 429: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 429

5. The distribution of the charge density on the surface of a conducting solid depends upon

A. the density of the conductor.
B. the shape of the conductor.
C. the size of the conductor.
D. the age of the conductor.
E. the substance of the conductor.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The correct answer is (B). Charge will distribute itself equally over the surface of a body because of the repulsion the electrons have for one another.

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