Question #161655

The electrical force,* F*, between two point charges is directly related to the product of the charges and inversely related to the distance between them. What happens to an electrical force if the distance between two charges doubles while all other factors remain constant?

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**force** varies inversely as the square of the distance **between** the **two charges**. Therefore, if the distance **between** the **two charges** is **doubled**, the **attraction** or repulsion becomes weaker, decreasing to one-fourth of the original value. ... The size of the **force** is proportional to the value of each **charge**.

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