Problem: A free negative charge released in an electric field willa) remain at rest.b) accelerate in a direction perpendicular to the electric field.c) accelerate in the same direction as the electric field is pointing. d) accelerate along a circular path.e) accelerate in the direction opposite the electric field. 

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The electric force can be expressed as:

F=qE

For a negative charge, F = -qE

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A free negative charge released in an electric field will

a) remain at rest.

b) accelerate in a direction perpendicular to the electric field.

c) accelerate in the same direction as the electric field is pointing. 

d) accelerate along a circular path.

e) accelerate in the direction opposite the electric field. 

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