Glossary Terms Chapter 10
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- Electricity is a form of energy resulting from the interaction of two charged particles, such as electrons and protons.
- Static charge is an electric charge that stays on the surface of an object, instead of flowing away quickly.
Charging by Friction
- Charging by friction is the process of two different objects being rubbed together, producing a static net on each object.
- Electrostatic series is a list based of a materials ability to hold onto electrons.
- An insulator is an object that doesn't allow electrons to easily go between atoms.
- A conductor is an object that does allow electrons to easily go between atoms.
- A semiconductor is a conductor that allows electrons to easily go between atoms, but not as well as a regular conductor.
- Ground is an object that either takes a lot of electrons from an object or supplies a lot of electrons to another object, which makes the object neutral.
- An electroscope is a device used to detect the presence of an electric charge.
Charging by Contact
- Charging by Contact generates a charge on a neutral through the contact of a charged object. There is no actual contact involved.
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