Enter the charge of particle one, the charge of particle two, and the distance between charges into the calculator to determine the Electrostatic  Potential Energy Calculator. 

Electrostatic Potential Energy Calculator Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Electrostatic  Potential Energy Calculator.

Ue = k*q1*q2 / r

  • Where Ue is the Electrostatic Potential Energy Calculator (Joules)
  • q1 is the charge of particle one (coulombs)
  • q2 is the charge of particle two (coulombs)
  • r is the distance between charges (m)
  • K is Coulomb’s constant (8.9875517923(14)×10^9 kg⋅m3⋅s−2⋅C−2.)

What are the units for Electrostatic Potential Energy Calculator?

The most common units for Electrostatic  Potential Energy Calculator are Joules.

How to Calculate Electrostatic Potential Energy Calculator?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Electrostatic Potential Energy Calculator.

First, determine the charge of particle one. In this example, the charge of particle one is determined to be 14 (coulombs).

Next, determine the charge of particle two. For this problem, the charge of particle two is measured to be 12 (coulombs).

Next, determine the distance between charges. In this case, the distance between charges is found to be 50 (m).

Finally, calculate the Electrostatic Potential Energy Calculator using the formula above: 

Ue = k*q1*q2 / r

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Ue = 8.9875517923×10^9*14*12/50= 3.01e10 (Joules)