Charge

The excess or deficiency of electrons resulting in the body having negative or positive charge. The unit of charge is the Coulomb (C).


A material having an excess of electrons is said to have a negative charge. A material having a shortage of electrons is said to have a positive charge.

See also: Charge Carrier, Charge Conservation, Charge Transport, Charged, Conservation of Charge, Coulomb, Coulometer, Discharge, Faraday.

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Subjects: Physics