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There is only one force that plays a major role in how molecules in biological organisms function on this planet and that is - Electrostatic Force (the effect of gravity on time, aging, is not considered). To understand this thoroughly, we must first look at this force not in H 2 O or air but in a vacuum. Electrostatic force is defined because some objects have a property besides mass. Observation 1: When some objects are brought near each other, the objects accelerate away from each other: A B There is a force on object A and a force on object B. These forces cause the objects to repell. Observation 2: When some objects are brought near each other, the objects accelerate toward each other: A B There is a force on object A and a force on object B. These forces cause the objects to attract. In both cases the objects accelerate. If acceleration is observed, then forces exist. To account for these phenomena, a property is assigned to the objects and that property is called charge . The charge on the objects accounts for the attraction and repulsion of the objects and a new force rule, Coulomb’s Law, can be written: where F = force of object A on object B (or of B on A) r = distance separating objects q A ,q B = charges on objects A & B

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