# Electric field lines are always tangent to the equipotential surfaces?

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Thus, the electric field lines are always perpendicular to the equipotential surface. So, the correct option is A. Note: A field line is drawn tangential to the net at a point. Thus, at any point, the tangent to the electric field line matches the direction of the electric field at that point.

This means that electric field is always normal to equipotential surface. The electric field lines are drawn by connecting all the points we are considering such that tangent to field lines will give direction of electric field. So now we are talking about converse. That is the tangent to any electric field line gives the direction of electric field.

-2.The number of electric field lines per unit area perpendicular to the field lines is proportional to the strength of the electric field in that region.-3.Electric field lines are always tangent to the equipotential surfaces.-4.The electric field direction is always from higher potential to lower potential.-5.Electric field lines begin on positive charges and end on negative charges.