Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Solutions Chapter 4 Electric Charge and Electric Current

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Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Electric Charge and Electric Current Textbook Exercises

I. Choose the correct answer.

Chapter 4 Electric Charge and Electric Current Question 1.
In current electricity, a positive charge refers to,………………
(a) presence of electron
(b) presence of proton
(c) absence of electron
(d) absence of proton
(c) absence of electron

Electric Charge And Electric Current Class 9 Question 2.
Rubbing of comb with hair ……………………
(a) creates electric charge
(b) transfers electric charge
(c) either (a) or (b)
(d) neither (a) nor (b)
(c) either (a) or (b)

9th Science Electric Charge And Electric Current Question 3.
Electric field lines ………….. from positive charge and ………. in negative charge.
(a) start; start
(b) start; end
(c) start: end
(d) end; end
(b) start; end

9th Science Guide Question 4.
Potential near a charge is the measure of its ………… to bring a positive charge at that point.
(a) force
(b) ability
(c) tendency
(d) work
(d) work

9th Standard Science Guide Question 5.
In an electrolyte the current is due to the flow of …………. .
(a) electrons
(b) positive ions
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) neither (a) nor (b)
(a) electrons

9th Std Science Book Answers Question 6.
Heating effect of current is called
(a) Joule heating
(b) Coulomb heating
(c) Voltage heating
(d) Ampere heating
(a) Joule heating

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Book Answers Question 7.
Electroplating is an example for
(a) heating effect
(b) chemical effect
(c) flowing effect
(d) magnetic effect
(b) chemical effect

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Standard Science Question 8.
Resistance of a wire depends on
(a) temperature
(b) geometry
(c) nature of material
(d) all the above
all the above

II. Match the following.



1. Electric Charge (a) ohm
2. Potential difference (b) ampere
3. Electric field (c) coulomb
4. Resistance (d) newton per coulomb
5. Electric current (e) volt


  1. (c)
  2. (e)
  3. (d)
  4. (a)
  5. (b)

III. True or False.

9th Science Guide Question 1.
Electrically neutral means it is either zero or equal positive and negative charges

9th Science Book Back Answers Question 2.
Ammeter is connected in parallel in any electric circuit
Correct Statement: An ammeter is connected in series with a device to measure its current.

9th Std Science Guide Pdf Question 3.
The anode in electrolyte is negative
Correct Statement: The anode in electrolyte is positive.

9th Standard Science Question 4.
Current can produce magnetic field

IV. Fill in the blanks.

  1. Electrons move from ………….. potential to …………….. potential.
  2. The direction opposite to the movement of electron is called ……………….. current.
  3. The e.m.f of a cell is analogous to ……………. of a pipe line.
  4. The domestic electricity in India is an ac with a frequency of ………… Hz.
  5. Trip switch is an …………. safety device


  1. higher, lower
  2. Conventional
  3. a pump
  4. 50
  5. electromechanical

V. Conceptual questions.

9th Guide Science Question 1.
A bird sitting on a high power electric line is still safe. How?
Birds don’t get shocked when they sit on electrical wires because they are not good conductors of electricity. Electricity flowing through a single power line at 35,000 volts will continue along the path of least resistance and bypass birds, because there is no difference in electrical potential.

9th Standard Science Book Back Answers Question 2.
Does a solar cell always maintain the potential across its terminals constant? Discuss.
The electro-chemical process inside a battery provides electrons at the negative terminal and draws electrons from the positive terminal to maintain the current being drawn. By providing energy to the electrons, the cell is capable of maintaining an electric potential difference across the two ends of the external circuit.

9th New Science Book Back Answers Question 3.
Can electroplating be possible with alternating current?
Electroplating is a process where there is continuous flow of ions for the deposistion of copper, which is not possible in Alternating current. Therefore, electroplating is possible with DC only, for the sake of perfectness and homogeneity of the electroplating.

VI. Answer the following.

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Books Science Question 1.
On what factors does the electrostatic force between two charges depend?
The electrostatic force between two charges depend on the following factors;

  • value of charges on them,
  • distance between them, and
  • nature of medium between them.

9th Science Book Back Answers Question 2.
What are electric lines of force?
The direction of the electric field is the direction of the force that would act on a small positive charge. Therefore the lines representing the electric field are called ‘electric lines of force’.

9th Samacheer Kalvi Science Guide Question 3.
Define electric field.
The electric lines of force are straight or curved paths along which a unit positive charge tends to move in the electric field.

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Standard Science Guide Question 4.
Define electric current and give its unit.
Current is the rate at which charges flow past a point on a circuit. Current (I) is represented as, I = \(\frac { q }{ t }\)
The standard SI unit for current is ampere with the symbol A.

9th Standard Samacheer Kalvi Science Guide Question 5.
State Ohm’s law.
Ohm’s law states that electric potential difference across two points in an electrical circuit is directly proportional to the current passing through it. That is,
The proportionality constant is tne resistance (R) offered between the two points.
Hence, Ohm’s law is written as,
V = RI (or) V = IR
Where, V is the potential difference in volt (V), I is the current flow in ampere (A), R is the resistance in ohm (Ω)

9th Science Book Back Answers Pdf Question 6.
Name any two appliances which work under the principle of heating effect of current.
The principle of all electric heating appliances like iron box, water heater, toaster etc. work under the principle of heating effect of current.

9th Std Samacheer Kalvi Science Guide Question 7.
How are the home appliances connected in general, in series or parallel. Give reasons.
The home appliances are connected in parallel. This is because, when the appliances are connected in parallel, each of them can be switched on and off independently. This is a feature that is essential in a house wiring. Also, if the appliances were wired in series, the potential difference across each appliance would vary depending on the resistance of the appliance.

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Books Question 8.
List the safety features while handling with electricity.
Safety features to be followed are:

  • Ground connection
  • Trip switch
  • Fuse.

VII. Exercises.

9th Class Science Book Pdf Samacheer Kalvi Question 1.
Rubbing a comb on hair makes the comb get – 0.4C.
(a) Find which material has lost electron and which one gained it.
The material is comb which gained electrons and the hair gained it.

(b) Find how many electrons are transferred in this process.
Charge on 1 electron, e = 1.6 × 10– 19C
q = ne or n = \(\frac { q }{ e }\)
n = \(\frac { 0.4 }{ 1.6 }\) × 10– 19 = 0.25 × 1019 = 2.5 × 1018

9 Std Science Book Answers Question 2.
Calculate the amount of charge that would flow in 2 hours through an element of an electric bulb drawing a current of 2.5A.
Given: Time ‘t’ = 2 hours = 2 × 60 × 60s
t = 7200s
I = 2.5A
Amount of charge, Q = I × t
= 2.5 × 7200
Q = 18000C

9th New Book Science Guide Question 3.
The values of current I flowing through a resistor for various potential differences V across the resistor are given below. What is the value of resistor?

I (ampere) 0.5 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
V (volt) 1.6 3.4 6.7 10.2 13.2

[Hint: plot V-I a graph and take slope].
Chapter 4 Electric Charge And Electric Current Samacheer Kalvi
Resistance(R) = \(\frac { ∆V }{ ∆I }\)
= 10.2 – \(\frac { 6.7 }{ 3 }\) – 2 = 3.5/1
R = 3.5Ω

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Electric Charge and Electric Current In Text Problems

Electric Charge And Electric Current Question 1.
How many electrons will be there in one coulomb of charge?
Charge on 1 electron, e = 1.6 × 10– 19C
q = ne or n = \(\frac { q }{ e }\)
number of electrons in 1 coulomb = \(\frac{1}{1.6 \times 10^{-19}}\) = 6.25 × 1018 electrons

9th Science Chapter 4 Solution Question 2.
If, 25 C of charge is determined to pass through a wire of any cross-section in 50 s, what is the measure of current?
Electric Charge And Electric Current Class 9 Samacheer Kalvi
I = \(\frac { q }{ t }\) = \(\frac { (20C) }{50s}\) = 0.5 \(\frac { C }{ s }\) = 0.5 A

Question 3.
The current flowing through a lamp is 0.2A. If the lamp is switched on for one hour, what is the total electric charge that passes through the lamp?
I = \(\frac { q }{ t }\);q = I × t
1hr = 1 × 60 × 60 s = 3600 s
q = I × t = 0.2A × 3600s = 720C

Question 4.
The e.m.f of a cell is 1.5 V. What is the energy provided by the cell to drive 0.5 C of charge around the circuit?
ℰ = 1.5V and q = 0.5C
ℰ = \(\frac { W }{ q }\); W= ℰ × q ; Therefore W = 1.5 × 0.5 = 0.75J

Question 5.
A charge of 2 × 104 C flows through an electric heater. The amount of electrical energy converted into thermal energy is 5 MJ. Compute the potential difference across the ends of the heater.
V = \(\frac { W }{ q }\) that is 5 × 106 \(\frac { J }{ 2 }\) × 104 C = 250 V

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Science Electric Charge and Electric Current Additional Questions

I. Short answers questions.

Question 1.
What is a positive and a negative ion?
If an electron is removed from the atom, it becomes positively charged. Hence it is called . a positive ion. When an electron is added to an atom, it becomes negatively charged. Hence it is called a negative ion.

Question 2.
Define Electric potential.
Electric potential is a measure of work done on unit positive charge to bring it to that point against all electrical forces. It is represented as ‘V’.

Question 3.
What are the effects of electric current?
When current flows in a circuit, it exhibits various effects. The main effects are; heating, chemical and magnetic effects.

Question 4.
What is resistance?
The resistance (R) is the measure of opposition offered by the component to the flow of electric current through it.

Question 5.
What is common to both direct and alternating current?
Joule’s heating effect of current is common to both direct and alternating current.

Question 6.
What is a trip switch?
It is an electromechanical device which does not allow a current beyond a particular value by automatically switching off the connection.

Question 7.
What are the advantages of AC over DC?
Advantages of AC over DC are;

  1.  The voltage of an AC can be varied easily using a transformer.
  2.  The AC can be carried over long distances using step up transformers.
  3.  The loss of energy while distributing current in the form of AC is negligible.
  4.  DC cannot be transmitted as such, but AC can be easily converted to DC.
  5.  Generating AC is easier than DC, AC can produce elctromagnetic induction which is useful in several ways.

Question 8.
What is ground connection?
A ground connection is a safety feature. The metal bodies of all electrical appliances are connected to the ground by a third wire, apart from the two wires used for electrical connection. The ground connection wire is green in colour, All the ground wires from various electrical sockets are connected together finally to a thick copper wire, hurried deep in the ground, so that excess current flows down instead of entering our body.

Question 9.
Write a short note on different electrical circuit.
There are two types of electrical circuits – Series circuit and Parallel circuit.

  • Series circuit – A series circuit has only one path for electricity to flow from one point to another. The amount of electricity in the circuit is constant throughout the circuit. When electricity flows through the circuit, there will be no fluctuation in its speed.
  •  Parallel circuit – A parallel circuit has multiple path for electricity to flow, horizontally and vertically. The components of parallel circuit will have the same voltage across their ends.

Question 10.
What is the difference between electromagnetic force and potential difference?
The e.m.f. refers to the voltage developed across the terminals of an electrical source when it does not produce current in the circuit.

Potential difference refers to the voltage developed between any two points in an electric circuit when there is current in the circuit.

II. Long answers questions.

Question 1.
Draw and explain electric circuit diagram.
9th Science Electric Charge And Electric Current Samacheer Kalvi
To represent an electrical wiring or solve problem involving electric circuits, the circuit diagrams are made. The four main components of any circuits namely the,

  1.  cell,
  2.  connecting wire,
  3.  switch and
  4.  resistor or load are given above. In addition to the above many other electrical components are also used in an actual circuit. A uniform system of symbols has been evolved to describe them. It is like learning a sign language, but useful in understanding circuit diagrams.

Question 2.
What is the magnetic effect of electricity?
A wire or a conductor carrying current develops a magnetic field perpendicular to the direction of the flow of current. This is called magnetic effect of current. The discovery of the scientist Oersted and the ‘right hand thumb rule’ are detailed in the chapter on Magnetism and Electromagnetism in this book. Direction of current is shown by the right hand thumb and the direction of magnetic field is shown by other fingers of the same right hand.
9th Science Guide Samacheer Kalvi

Question 3.
Explain fuse.
9th Standard Science Guide Chapter 4 Electric Charge And Electric Current Samacheer Kalvi
A fuse is another safety mechanism which works on joule heating principle. Fuse is a wire made up of a Nickel and Chromium alloy which has a definite melting point. If current passes through the fuse beyond a particular desired value, the excess heat produced melts the fuse wire, thus the electrical connection is cut-off. Fuse has to be kept in tight a ceramic enclosure to avoid the melting heat from producing fire accidents.

Question 4.
Name any ten symbols with diagram.
9th Std Science Book Answers Chapter 4 Electric Charge And Electric Current Samacheer Kalvi