Uses and dangers of static electricity

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how do paint sprayer only get a fine layer of paint on the car?
the paint has electrostatic charges in it so the pain repels from the car allowing only a thin layer of paint.
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what is the dangerous problem with filling up a plane with fuel?
static can build up from the filler pipe and the aircraft which may cause a spark leading to an explosion.
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what is the method called that can stop the planes catching alight when fuel is put in them?
eathing charged objects
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what is eathing?
its when sparks are prevented by connecting a charged object to the ground using a conductor (copper wire)
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why do you want an easy route to the ground in earthing?
becuase no charge will be able to build up and give shocks or make sparks
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do the electrons flow down the conducor or up?
they flow down if the charge is negative and up if the charge is positive.
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what is the dangerous problem with filling up a plane with fuel?

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static can build up from the filler pipe and the aircraft which may cause a spark leading to an explosion.

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what is the method called that can stop the planes catching alight when fuel is put in them?

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what is eathing?

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