Static Electricity

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Static Electricity

Objects can be positively charged, negatively charged or neutral (no charge).

A substance that gains electrons becomes negatively charged, while a substance that loses electrons becomes positively charged.

If the charges are the same - they repel

If the charges are opposite - they attract

If one is charged and the other is not - they attract

Why does a balloon stick to the wall?

A balloon is more negatively charged when rubbed against hair or a similar surface. A wall doesn't have a particular charge, which means it doesn't conduct


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