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## What orientation of dipole corresponds to stable and unstable equilibrium?

(i) The dipole is in stable equilibrium when electric dipole is in the direction of electric Field →E. (ii) The dipole is in unstable equilibrium **when dipole is held in a direction opposite to →E**.

## Which orientation of an electric dipole in a uniform electric field would correspond to I minimum potential energy II maximum potential energy?

The dipole has its least potential energy when it is in **equilibrium orientation**, which is when its momentum is lined up with Electric field (then τ = 0) It has greater potential energy in all other orientations.

## What orientation of an electric dipole is a uniform electric field corresponds to its stable equilibrium?

Electric Charges and Fields. Which orientation of an electric dipole in a uniform electric field would correspond to stable equilibrium? **When the direction of the electric dipole moment is aligning in the same direction as that of the Electric field the dipole** is said to be in a stable equilibrium.

## Is the dipole in stable or unstable equilibrium?

Therefore, we can say that the dipole will be **in unstable equilibrium**. Note: Stable equilibrium means the lowest potential energy at the equilibrium point. Therefore the stable equilibrium the torque should be zero and the potential energy of the dipole should be minimum.

## In which orientation the dipole is in unstable equilibrium?

-The dipole is in unstable equilibrium when it is **oriented anti-parallel to the electric field** (i.e. the angle between the dipole moment and the electric field is 180∘).

## What is the condition of stable and unstable equilibrium of electric dipole?

A dipole in a uniform electric field is in stable or unstable equilibrium according as the angle between the dipole and electric field **is 0 or 180**. Further, in case of unstable equilibrium there will occur dipole moment.

## For what position of an electric dipole is UNI minimum and II maximum?

Potential energy of an electric dipole is maximum **when it makes 180 degree with electric field** and minimum when angle between them is zero degree .

## For which orientation in electric field electric dipole has maximum potential energy?

**When the angle between the dipole moment and electric field is 180°** then the potential energy of electric dipole is maximum.

## At what position is the electric dipole in uniform electric eld in its most stable equilibrium position?

The dipole is in constant equilibrium if **θ = 0 ^{}**. A dipole in stable equilibrium, when Electric filed and dipole moment are perpendicular to each other i.e. the angle between them is zero degrees and torque will be maximum.