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P2 Topic 1: Static and Current electricity
Static Electricity

Static electricity is caused by an electrostatic charge building up on insulating materials, including you.
All atoms contain electrically charged particles called protons and electrons. Protons are found in the nucleus
of the atom and are positively charged while the electrons…

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This comb can then pick up tiny pieces of paper, even though they have no charge ­ holding it near the little
pieces of paper causes induction in the paper which means they stick to the comb.

Lightning

Lightning is caused by the build-up of static charge. This static charge…

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