what is cause of quantizaion of charge

Asked by sagarjeevtani | 19th May, 2015, 03:39: PM

Expert Answer:

All objects acquire charge by transfer or sharing of charges. Now, through experiments it was learnt that the charge transfer is through transfer of electrons.
 
Hence, in any charging process a certain number of electrons are transferred. Assigning this certainty to the number of electrons (or for that matter any charge) is the main cause of quantization.
 
Quantization basically means assigning a numeric and a specific value to any entity. Hence, charges are quantized.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 19th May, 2015, 04:40: PM