Definition of conservation of charge in English:

conservation of charge


  • A principle stating that the total electric charge of an isolated system is fixed.

    ‘These observations indicate a strong conservation of charge that will favor the formation of the respective salt bridge in similar structures.’
    • ‘However, this violates the law of conservation of charge, and is not physically possible.’
    • ‘In any circuit, the principles of conservation of charge and conservation of energy play a key role and form the basis of our analysis.’
    • ‘In this chapter we introduce a model of electric charge flow, the law of conservation of charge, and two methods for measuring charge.’
    • ‘The student should be able to describe the method of charging by friction, identify the result of frictional charging, and explain frictional charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.’