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Unformatted text preview: 7. What gives metals their special properties? Conduction electrons. 8. Describe the function of a gold-leaf electroscope: When an electric charge is brought near the metal disc, the gold leaf moves away from the rod. Positive charge near the top attracts negative charges leaving the positive charges at the other end of the rod, the rod repels the leaf. 9. What natural phenomenon involves huge build-ups and releases of electric charge? Lightning 10. Describe charging by induction? Charging through contact; balancing the charges in an object on the outside and inside. 11. What compact device eventually replaced the electrostatic generators? The electric battery...
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