What happens when a piece of plastic becomes negatively charged?
Why would a charged balloon stick to an uncharged wall?
The like charges attract
The like charges repel
The balloon sticks by inducing a charge on the wall
How is a build up of static avoided when refuelling an aircraft?
The fuel is poured in slowly
The refuelling tanker and the aircraft are both earthed
The aircraft has insulating tyres
What can be said about a cloth and a plastic rod when they are rubbed together?
The cloth and rod have the same charge
The cloth and the rod have equal but opposite charges
The cloth has twice as many opposite charges as the rod
If a charged object is brought near to an uncharged one, what happens?
Where in an atom are the electrons?
In the nucleus
Attached to the protons
In shells, around the nucleus
How does static electricity build up when walking on a carpet?
A carpet is part of an electric circuit
The electrons prefer the carpet to the shoes
Which of the following is an advantage of static electricity?
Dust is attracted to TV screens
Waste gases are cleaned of dust particles
Clothes cling to each other after tumble drying