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bc science ch7 vocab

TermDefinition
acetate a salt or ester of acetic acid
action-at-a-distance forces forces that have effect without touching an object
charging by conduction transferring charge between objects by touching them together
charging by induction rearranging electrons on a neutral object by bringing a a charged object close to it
conductors materials that allow electrons to move freely on and through them
contact forces forces that only affect objects they touch
coulomb unit of electrical charge, one coulomb is the amount of charge passing a point in one second
electric force a push or pull between charged objects
electrons negatively charged atoms surrounding the nucleus
force a push or pull exerted on an object
grounding connecting a conductor so that the electrons can go into to the earth
insulators materials that don't allow electrons to easily move on or through them
laws of static charge like charges repel, opposite charges attract and neutral and charged objects attract
static charge an electrical charge that can be collected and held almost in one point
Van de Graaff generator a device which uses friction to produce a large static charge on a metal dome
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