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Electron Between Charged Plates

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An electron is released from rest in the uniform electric field present in the space between two oppositely-charged metal plates.

Which of the following statements is true regarding the electron's motion due to the field?

I. The electron tends to move in the same direction as the field lines point.
II. The electron tends to move toward the plate at the higher potential.
III. As the electron moves, its electrical potential energy decreases.

A

II only

B

III only

C

I and II only

D

II and III only