Question
Sun March 15, 2015 By: Sean George

How much positive and negative charge is there in a cup of water?

Expert Reply
Jyothi Nair
Mon March 16, 2015
Let us consider that one cup of has 250 ml of water
Density of water is 1 g/cc in cgs system
Therefore the mass of one cup of water = 250 g
Molecular weight of water =18 g
 
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