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Estimate the total charge q on the cloud when the breakdown of the surrounding air is reached

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Melissa Norris on July 19, 2018

In the first place, you should breakdown electric field:E = 9x10^9 q / R^2, where R is the radius of the cloud q is the required charge. So this is going to get to a solution: q = E R^2 / 9x10^9 = 3 x10^6 x (500)^2 / 9 x10^9 = 83.33 C. The answer is 83.33 C.


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