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## What happens when 2 opposite charges are brought together?

Opposite charges attract each other, while like charges repulse each other. This can be seen in the image below. When two negatively charged objects are brought near each other, a repulsive force is produced. When two positively charged objects are brought near each other, a similar repulsive force is produced.

## What happens when two charged objects are brought together?

The interaction between two like-charged objects is repulsive. Positively charged objects and neutral objects attract each other; and negatively charged objects and neutral objects attract each other.

## When two oppositely charged objects are moved further apart the force that exists between them?

In electrostatics, the electrical force between two charged objects is inversely related to the distance of separation between the two objects. Increasing the separation distance between objects decreases the force of attraction or repulsion between the objects.

## When two objects made of different materials are rubbed together they each acquire a charge?

When two different materials are rubbed together, there is a transfer of electrons from one material to the other material. This causes one object to become positively charged (the electron loser) and the other object to become negatively charged (the electron gainer).

## How can a neutral object be attracted to both positive and negative charges?

Neutral object are attracted to either charge. The region that has too many electrons is negatively charged, the other region positively, because of lack of electrons. The positive region since it is closer to the charge will be attracted to this charge. This process is called induction.

## What happens when you touch a negatively charged object?

A neutral metal sphere is touched by a negatively charged metal rod. If a negative object is used to charge a neutral object, then both objects become charged negatively. In order for the neutral sphere to become negative, it must gain electrons from the negatively charged rod. 3.

## What happens to the charge of a material when electrons are removed from it?

Any negatively charged object has an excess of electrons. If it is to have its charge removed, then it will have to lose its excess electrons. Once the excess electrons are removed from the object, there will be equal numbers of protons and electrons within the object and it will have a balance of charge.

## What is the major difference between static electricity and current electricity?

The major difference between static electricity and current electricity is that in static electricity the charges are at rest and get accumulated on the surface of the inductor. The current electricity is caused due to the movement of the electrons inside the conductor.

## What material produces the most static electricity?

Materials that gain a positive (+) electrical charge (or tend to give up electrons)
Dry human skin Greatest tendency to giving up electrons and becoming highly positive (+) in charge
Leather
Rabbit fur Fur is often used to create static electricity
Glass The glass on your TV screen gets charged and collects dust

## What fabric does not cause static?

Static cling occurs only when two different materials are rubbed together because they will have different electrical charges and thus attract each other. Cotton and rayon do not have static charges and therefore are less likely to cling.

## How do I make my house static?

Depending on your interests, you can make static electricity in several different ways. To make small shocks, you can rub your socks against carpet or rub fur against plastic wrap or balloons. Or, to produce larger shocks, you can build your own electroscope using objects around the house.

## What objects give electrons easily?

Some objects tend to loose electrons easily, while others tend to gain them more easily. For most of our activities, we will be using wool and plastic. Wool is a material which will give up electrons rather easily, and plastic will pick up these lost electrons.

## Is 100 cotton anti static?

In the past, the majority of protective clothing used in the field of ESD was 100% cotton. As with all natural fibres, this offers the advantage of being subject to only minimal antistatic build-up without the use of additional equipment. Cotton also poses a hazard in that its staple fibres can come loose.

## Does hair pick up or give up electrons?

When two materials are rubbed together (like a balloon and your hair), one will lose electrons and one will accumulate them. Physicists have ranked materials by the order in which they lose or gain electrons.

## Can Insulators be charged?

Insulators can be easily charged by friction as the extra electrons gained CANNOT easily escape. Conductors: materials that allow electrons to flow through them easily. Conductors CANNOT be easily charged by friction as the extra electrons gained can easily escape.

2021-06-17