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

Sujit Kumar
111 Points
7 years ago
Let us consider 1 cup = 250 mL = 250g
We know Density of Water = $1 \ \frac{g}{cc}$ (or) $1 \ \frac{g}{mL^3}$
where g=grams, cc= centimeter cube, mL= mili litre

We know the formula of water is ${{H}__2}O$
Therefore in 18g of ${{H}__2}O$ there are 8 protons and 8 electrons.
=> The number of protons and electrons each in 250 g of water are $\frac{8\ast250}{18}\approx 111$
=> There are 111 protons and 111 electrons in 250 mL of water
We know charge of 1 electron = $-1.6\ast10^{-19} \ C$ and
charge of 1 proton =  $+1.6\ast10^{-19} \ C$

Therefore
positive charge in a cup of water = $111\ast(+1.6\ast10^{-19})\approx+118\ast10^{-19}=+1.18*10^{-17} C$
and
positive charge in cup of water = $111\ast(-1.6\ast10^{-19})\approx-118\ast10^{-19}=-1.18*10^{-17} C$
Divya
24 Points
6 years ago
Mass of water 250gMolar mass 18gNo of molecules in 18g 6.02*10^23No of molecules in one cup of water=250/18×6.02*10^23Each molecule of water contains 2Hydrogen and 1Oxygen i.e,10 electron and 10 protonHence Total positive charge in one cup=250/18×6.02×10^23×10×1.6×10^-19C=1.34×10^7C.Therefore,Total charge=2×1.34*10^7C =2.68C
Rishi Sharma
4 years ago
Dear Student,

Assume that one cup holds 250 ml of water.
250 ml = 250 gram of water since its density is 1 in cgs.
number of moles of water in 250 gram = 250 / molar weight of water
n = 250/18 = 13.88 moles
1 mol has 6.022 x 1023 number of water molecules
So 250 g water will have 13.88 x 6.022 x 1023 number of H2O molecules
= 8.36 x 1024 number of molecules
One molecule of water has 2 hydrogen atoms (2 protons) and one oxygen atom (8 protons).
Total protons = 10 = total electrons (since it is neutral)
So 250 g water will have 10 x 8.36 x 1024 = 8.36 x 1025 protons.
charge of proton = 1.6 x 10-19 C
So total positive charge of 250 g water = 1.6 x 10-19 x 8.36 x 1025 = 13.37 x 106 C
which is equal to 13.3 MC (mega coulomb)
So one cup of water has 13.3 mega coulomb positive and negative charge, so that the overall charge is zero...

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