Compute the heat generated while transferring 96000 coulombs of charge in one hour through a potential difference of 50 V.

First of all we will calculate the current (I) by using the given values of charge (Q) and time (t). We know that:


We will now calculate the resistance by using Ohm's law:

Resistance, = 1.87

And, Time, t= 1h = 60x60s = 3600 s

Heat generated, H=


= 4788397J

= or

Thus, the heat generated is 4.8 x 106 joules.