What is the difference between free and bound charges

Asked by Jogy Jacob | 22nd Apr, 2013, 07:32: AM

Expert Answer:

A free charge is not bound to the nucleus and can have any energy from zero. Further, the energy possessed by it is always kinetic in nature. A bound charge, on the other hand, is bound to the nucleus and can have only quantized energies. The energy possessed by it is both potential and kinetic in nature with potential energy being greater always.

Answered by  | 22nd Apr, 2013, 11:04: AM

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