Summary : An example of static electricity would be when you rub a a balloon on someones head and it starts to make their hair static. Static is the hair that is kinda up in the air. As if it is reaching for something. The static electricity is causing that. Or the static friction the the balloon has caused. You can feel the static too sometimes. Sometimes you can shock another person because the static electricity. Lets say a person were to rub their socks on some carpet well if they where to poke someone with just their finger it would create this type of shock. Not a big shock but a little one. The sock rubbing on the carpet causes static electricity which causes your body to have that little energy that causes a shock.
- Important notes :
- When a piece of amber is rubbed with a piece of silk , the amber gains more electrons giving it a negative charge
- Atoms contain positive and negative charges , usually in equal amounts.
- negative electrons orbit a much heavier positive nucleus , as the planets orbit the much heavier sun.
- The charges of electrons and protons are identical in magnitude but opposite in sign.
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