Ions

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Ions are charged atoms. There are two types of ions, positive and negative. Positive ions are formed when an atom loses its electrons. Negatve ions when an atom gains electrons.

Static Electricity:

Static electricity is created on insulating materials. It cannot be made on a conductor because conductors move the electricity along. When you rub insulating materials the electtrons are transferred. The material that loses its electrons becomes a positive ion. The material that gains electrons becomes a negative ion. Positive ions attract negative…

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