# Question: Can the electric field by a small dipole be zero at a finite distance from the electric dipole?

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If dipole moment p is zero, then E=0,but then there is no dipole which is simply defined as two equal and opposite point charges separated by finite distance. This is not possible and hence field of a dipole is not zero.

## Where is the electric field zero for an electric dipole?

There is a spot along the line connecting the charges, just to the “far” side of the positive charge (on the side away from the negative charge) where the electric field is zero.

## At what distance is the electric field 0?

Therefore, the only point where the electric field is zero is at , or 1.34m.

## Is electric field due to dipole zero?

The resultant field may or may not be zero depending upon the point of calculation. Thus, in case of an electric dipole , the field is not zero at any point except at infinity.

## Why is the electric field of a dipole not zero?

Dipole consists of two charges – one positive charge and one negative charge. Those two charges are not at the same point in space. That means that they give some nonzero electric field in total.

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## Where is the electric potential zero?

The electric potential from a single charge is defined to be zero an infinite distance from the charge, and the electric potential associated with two charges is also defined to be zero when the charges are infinitely far apart.

## What is electric field due to dipole?

Two equal and opposite charges separated by some distance constitute a dipole. The electric field strength due to a dipole, far away, is always proportional to the dipole moment and inversely proportional to the cube of the distance. Dipole moment is the product of the charge and distance between the two charges.

## What does it mean if electric potential is zero?

What zero potential means, roughly, is that the charges in your system have cancelled out. For example exactly half way (or otherwise equidistant from them) between two equal and oppositely charged point charges, potential is zero.

## At which point or points is the electric field zero in?

1. The electric field is zero at two points along the x axis; one such point is to the right of the -2q charge and the other is to the left of the +4q charge.

## Is the electric field inside a conductor zero?

The electric field is zero inside a conductor. Just outside a conductor, the electric field lines are perpendicular to its surface, ending or beginning on charges on the surface. Any excess charge resides entirely on the surface or surfaces of a conductor.

## Where is the electric field weakest in a dipole?

Where the field lines are close together the field is strongest; where the field lines are far apart the field is weakest. If the lines are uniformly-spaced and parallel, the field is uniform. Another way to visualize field is to use field vectors, which are uniformly spaced.

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