Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 24 - Think and Explain: 67

Answer

They would be bent by different amounts.

Work Step by Step

The singly-charged ions have the same charge and the same speed in the same direction, and experience the same magnetic force. However, the amount they bend depends on their accelerations, which depends on their masses. The lighter ions will be deflected more than the heavier ones.
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