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Electricity Chapter

Basic Vocabulary for Electricity Chapter #17

What is the law that states that like charges repel and opposite charges attract? Law of electric charges
What force varies depending on the size of the charges exerting the force and the distance between them? Electric force
Objects become charged when the gain or lose which atomic particle? Electrons
Objects may become charged by which 3 methods? Friction, conduction, or induction
What instrument is used to detect electric charges? Electroscope
In what type of materials do electric charges move easily? Conductors
In what type of materials do electric charges not move easily? Insulators
What is the buildup of electric of electric charges on an object? Static electricity
What is lightning an example of? Electric discharge
What is a device that works by directing the elctric charge carried by lightning safely to the ground? Electric rod
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