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# An electric dipole is placed in a uniform electric field. The net electric force on the dipole

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is always zero
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depends on the orientation of the dipole
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can never be zero
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depends on the strength of the electric field
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Solution

## The correct option is A is always zeroThe figure shows FBD of an electric dipole placed in a uniform electric field. In any orientation, the force on +q is directed to right and on −q is to left. As the electric field is uniform, therefore, the magnitude of forces are equal. Hence, net force is always zero.

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