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How Static Electricty works? What is static electricity? Static electricity is caused when the electrical charges inside an atom, made up of an equal amount of protons, electrons and neutrons become unbalanced. It is also often caused when the various portions of electrical charges present in particles separate. How it works? When two particles with similar charges get next to each other, the move away or "repel." This sometimes causes a spark otherwise referred to as a static discharge. Opposite charges have the reverse effect, in that they want to reach a balance or become neutral. Example It is basically a stationary electric charge that is built up on a material. A common
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Unformatted text preview: example of static electricity is the slight electrical shock that we can get when we touch a doorknob during dry weather. The static electricity is formed when we accumulate extra electrons and they are discharged onto the doorknob. Static Electricity Experiments Try this : Rub a balloon on your hair. This removes some of the electrons from your hair and gives the balloon a slight negative charge. Now put the balloon against a wall. It will stick (if the weather is dry) since the negative charges in the balloon will re-orient the atoms of the wall, and a weak electrical force will hold the balloon in place on the wall....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course MASS COMMU 107 taught by Professor Masror during the Spring '11 term at College of E&ME, NUST.

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