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If a negative charge is generated on a body then its mass will:
1. Increase
2. Decrease
3. Remains unchanged
4. Can't say

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Increase


Electric Charge

  • It is defined as the intrinsic property of certain fundamental particles like electrons, proton, etc, due to which they produce electric and magnetic effects.
  • Types of electric charge
    1. ​Positive charge: A body having a deficiency of electrons.
    2. ​Negative charge: A body having an excess of electrons.
  • Properties of electric charge
    • Like charges repel and unlike charges attract each other.
    • A charge is a scalar quantity.
    • If a system contains a number of point charges, then the total charge of the system is obtained simply by adding all the charges algebraically.
    • A charge is always quantized.
    • A charge will always remain conserved.
    • A charge is always associated with mass.
    • The unit of charge is the coulomb.

⇒ 1 coulomb= charge on 625×1016 electrons


  • Negative charge: A body having an excess of electrons.
  • A body can be positively charged by removing electrons and negatively charged by adding electrons.
  • A charge is always associated with mass.
  • When a body is negatively charged that means some electrons have been added to the element, and as we know that electrons have some mass.
  • So when we add some electrons to the body, it will get negatively charged and its mass will increase. Hence, option 1 is correct.

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