Can a freely suspended current carrying solenoid stay in any direction? Justify your answer. What will happen when the direction of current in the solenoid is reversed? Explain.



A current carrying solenoid behaves like a magnet.

So, when it is suspended freely it will align itself in the north-south direction.

On reversing the current through the solenoid, the north and south poles will get exchanged and the solenoid will turn 180 ° .

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