Three characteristics of Cathode rays. | web4study

Three characteristics of Cathode rays.

characteristics of Cathode Rays:

(i) Cathode rays travel in straight lines away from the cathode.

(ii) Cathode rays are negatively charged as they bend towards the positive pole of the magnetic field.

(iii) The rays, upon striking glass or certain other materials, cause these materials to glow.

(iv) The charge to mass ratio (e/m) of these particles was found equal to that of electron elm = 1.76 x 108 coulomb/gm.

(v) The mass of each negative particle was found equal to 1/1837 of the lightest hydrogen atom.


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