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If two electrons are forced to come closer to each to each other, then the potential energy A. becomes zero B. increases C. decreases D. becomes infinite

If two electrons are forced to come closer to each to each other, then the potential energy
A. becomes zero B. increases C. decreases D. becomes infinite

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10336 Points
2 years ago
Dear student

The answer is option b

Regards
Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
Note that if q is negative, its sigh should be used in the equation! Therefore, a system consisting of a negative and a positive point-like charge has a negative potential energy. A negative potential energy means that work must be done against the electric field in moving the charges apart!

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