Static Electricity

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  • Created on: 23-04-18 18:01

Caused by friction when insulating materials are rubbed together:

Negatively charged electrons are scraped off one and dumped on the other,

Leaves both materials electrically charged, one has a positive static charge and a negative static charge on the other.

Which way electrons are passed depends on the two materials involved, Classic examples:

When either an acetate or polythene rod is rubbed by a cloth duster:

Polythene rod is rubbed by a cloth duster = -e move from the duster to the polythene rod.

Acetate rod is rubbed by a cloth duster…


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