Sir can you tell me that what is the "Conservation of charge" ?

Asked by Ashish | 12th Apr, 2017, 01:39: PM

Expert Answer:

Conservation of charge states that an electric charge can neither be created nor destroyed and the net quantity of charge in the Universe always remains constant. Now, this statement means that if a body loses charge then some other body gains the charge keeping the net balance constant.
Consider a body of charge 'q' and a body somewhere in the vicinity having charge 'q1'. Now, if body A loses an electron then it becomes positively charged. So, is there a net positive charge in the Universe? The answer is no because body B will gain that electron and become negatively charged keeping the net charge constant.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 13th Apr, 2017, 09:47: AM