Static Electricity

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What does a conductor do
Conducts electricity
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what does an insulator do
Stores charge
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What type of material does static electricity occur on
Only insulators, rubber,plastic etc..
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After rubbing two insulators together what happens
There is a transfer of electrons, one insulator will have a more positive charge and the other negative
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What are some everyday uses of static electricity
Paint sprayers and photocopiers
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How does a paint sprayer use static electricty
The paint is given a charge and the car/bike is given the opposite charge. When the paint is sprayed it repels and is attracted to the car/bike
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Do paint sprayers use direct or alternating current
Direct
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Lightning is a form of static electricity, true or false
True, in a cloud the electrons go to the bottom and want to get to the earth so the bolt of lightning is the electrons making the jump
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Why do fueling pumps need to be earthed
To take away the build up of charge and prevent a spark next to the metal which could be lethal
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