[Solved] Two-point charges q1 and q2 are situated at a distance d. There is no such point in between them where the electric field is zero. What can we deduce?

Two-point charges q1 and q2 are situated at a distance d. There is no such point in between them where the electric field is zero. What can we deduce?

a) There is no such point
b) The charges are of the same polarity
c) The charges are of opposite polarity
d) The charges must be unequal

Answer: c
Explanation: If both the charges are of the same polarity (maybe of unequal magnitude), there must be a point in between them where the electric field intensities of the charges are of equal magnitude and in opposite directions. Hence they balance each other and the net field intensity must be zero. But if the charges are of opposite polarities their field intensities aid each other and net field intensity can never be zero.

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