The Coulomb's Law calculator compute the attractive force between to oppositely charged particles based on their charge, the distance between the particles and Coulomb's Constant.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Coulomb's Law Attractive Force (F): The calculator returns the force in newtons. However this can be automatically converted to compatible units.
Coulomb's Law describes the electrostatic interactions between two oppositely charged particles. The greater the charge on the ions and the smaller the ions are, the stronger the ionic bonding. The force is attractive if the charges are of different signs, and repulsive if they have the same sign. Thishas the following inputs:
|F| = (k • q+ • q-)/d²
Both q+ and q- have units of Coulombs and d has default units of meters (m).
Whitten, et al. "Chemistry" 10th Edition. Pp. 253