# is total charge always simply +charge + -charge?

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by David Virgil Hobbs, Apr 17, 2004.

1. ### David Virgil HobbsGuest

IS THE TOTAL CHARGE OF AN ORGANISM/UNIT ALWAYS THE SUM OF THE POSITIVE
CHARGE IN THE ORGANISM/UNIT PLUS THE THE SUM OF THE NEGATIVE CHARGE IN
THE ORGANISM/UNIT?

I could probably find the exact answer to this question eventually
after doing a Google search, but I thought I might save quite alot of
time if I got lucky posting this question to newsgroups. The question
is, is the charge of a unit always the sum of the charges within the
unit? For example if there is an organism with ten molecules, 3 of
which are negatively charged and 3 of which are positively charged, is
the total charge of the organism simply 3 + -3 = 0? Is the total
charge of the organism or unit always simply the positive charge in
the organism/unit plus the negative charge in the organism/unit?

2. ### R. Steve WalzGuest

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The way you're mixing organisms and particles it sounds like you're
delusional and don't even DESERVE an answer. Get a dictionary and
READ it, then get some science books.

-Steve

3. ### CWattersGuest

Humm. Your question uses the wrong terminology but...

I believe the answer might be NO. I'm thinking of what might happen in one
plate of a non rechargable battery.

4. ### CWattersGuest

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/battery5.htm