Terms for Static Electricity
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carry a negative charge
not moving buildup of charges on an object
smallest particle of matter
anything that takes up space and has mass
has a positive charge
CHARGING BY FRICTION
when an object gains or loses electrons due to rubbing
carries a neutral charge
instrument used to detect an electric charge
loss of static electricity as electrons move off an object
WHICH SUBATOMIC PARTICLES IN THE ATOM CANNOT LEAVE THE ATOM?
protons and neutrons
IF THE OBJECT HAS A + CHARGE THEN...
the object has more protons than electrons
CONSERVATION OF CHARGE
The law that states that charges are not created or destroyed, they are transferred
Like charges do this to each other
Opposite charges to this to each other
IS THERE A FORCE OF ATTRACTION BETWEEN PROTONS AND ELECTRONS?
What part of an atom is allowed to move when making static electricity?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NEGATIVELY CHARGED BALLOON IS BROUGHT NEAR STYROFOAM?
styrofoam pieces will be attracted
the movement of electrons to other objects by touching
If the object has a - charge then...
the object has more electrons than protons
a charged thing always does this to a neutral thing