What is Electric Charge

Electric charge is the basic property of matter carried by some elementary particles that causes how the particles are affected by an electric or magnetic field .

Electric charges, which can be positive or negative, produce electric fields. Do you know that a moving charge also produces a magnetic field? There are two types of charges “positive charge” and “negative charge.” The positive charge is exhibited by protons, whereas the negative charge is exhibited by electrons.

Electric charge is carried by electrons and protons within an atom . We know that protons and electrons attract each other and two protons or two electrons repel each other.

The unit of electric charge is “metre kilogram second” and the SI unit is “Coulomb” .

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