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A total of 686 comments and questions have been sent in. They are listed according to date.

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Detection of Static Electricity Electric charges and protons USA
 
Static Electric Materials Rubbing polycarbonate and polypropylene USA
 
General Electrostatic induction and rice India
 
Basics Where do charges go? Zimbabwe
 
Basics of Static Electricity Using static electricity to charge phone Egypt
 
Uses for Static Electricity References on electrostatic painting Egypt
 
Static Electric Materials New Triboelectric idea USA
 
Static Electricity Suggested experiment USA
 
Electrostatic Induction More electrons than protons Phillippines
 
Reducing Static Electricity Shocks Reducing static on a trampoline USA
 

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Electric charges and protons

Topic: Detection of Static Electricity

Question

November 6, 2017

I was taking a Science quiz and I googled the question and your website came up. I read it and I got the question wrong. It said "electrical charges" it is actually Protons. Just in case if you want to update that. Thanks, just thought you need to know. :)

Mika - USA

28311

Answer

Thanks for the feedback. A proton is not an electrical charge. Instead, it is a subatomic particle that HAS a positive (+) electric charge. Likewise, an electron is a particle that has a negative (-) charged particle.

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Rubbing polycarbonate and polypropylene

Topic: Static Electric Materials

Question

September 14, 2017

Will Poly-carbonate and polypropylene create static when rubbed together?

Jason - USA

28236

Answer

It is possible that some static electrical charges could be produced, however the effect would be minimal.

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Electrostatic induction and rice

Topic: General

Question

September 5, 2017

Hello sir...

Electrostatic induction or electrostatic generator that can stick with plain dry rice or not ???

daksha - India

28213

Answer

An example of rice being affected by static electricity can be explained in Rice grains sticking to a polythene bag.

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Where do charges go?

Topic: Basics

Question

July 21, 2017

where does the charges go when an object losses its static charges.

snobbo - Zimbabwe

28139

Answer

Objects usually lose static charges on their surfaces by coming near an object with opposite charges. For example, if an object has negative (-) charges on its surface, and an object with an excess of positive (+) charges comes close, the negative electrons will jump to join with the positive charged ions to neutralize the charge.

Remember that a stable atom has a positive nucleus and negative charged electrons in orbit around the outside.

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Using static electricity to charge phone

Topic: Basics of Static Electricity

Question

February 24, 2017

if i somehow generated this static electricity, how would i use it for turning on something ?
and how much electricity needed to make a phone charger work for example ?

nada - Egypt

27904

Answer

Static electricity is static and does not move like DC or AC electricity.

Most phone chargers use alternating current (AC) electricity to charge the batteries. However, there are some new chargers that use the wireless electricity signals to charge the batteries.

Static electricity can be used to generate sparks. That might be able to turn something on. But also, the sparks can cause damage to electrical devices.

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References on electrostatic painting

Topic: Uses for Static Electricity

Question

February 20, 2017

Greetings
I am Working on A project On High Voltage Engineering and i need any Reference talking about Electrostatic Painting
Best Regards

Mahmoud - Egypt

27892

Answer

Some websites explaining the basics of electrostatic painting are:

Electrostatic coating

Electrostatic Spray Painting Basics Explained

How Does Electrostatic Spraying Work?

I hope that helps. Best wishes for success in your project.

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New Triboelectric idea

Topic: Static Electric Materials

Question

February 20, 2017

Good Day to you sir,I have taken an interest on your webpage because I also work on Triboelectric generation techniques of my own that are considered totally outside of the box thinking. If you would be interested, I would very much like a moment of your time. THANK YOU

Benjamin - USA

27893

Answer

It is good that you are coming up with some new applications.

I'm not sure if I could help you, but I'd be glad to take a look at your idea.

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Suggested experiment

Topic: Static Electricity

Question

February 18, 2017

In answer to the Cambodia teacher. I taught math/science camp. Retired math teacher. Shred tissue paper up into tiny pieces, use a plastic notebook binder sheet to pick up shreds with static electricity, kids k-12 love the experiment, plus it's cheap. MK BS M Ed. I even had Pre-K students try it.

Martha - USA

27887

Answer

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll pass it on.

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More electrons than protons

Topic: Electrostatic Induction

Question

January 12, 2017

what is the overall charge of an object that has 18 more electrons than protons?

jeffrey - Phillippines

27799

Answer

Negative ions may have a few more electrons than protons. It would be very unusual to have 18 more electrons than protons. However, since electrons have a -1 charge, the overall charge of the object would be negative 18 or -18.

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Reducing static on a trampoline

Topic: Reducing Static Electricity Shocks

Question

December 23, 2016

My trampoline has a safety net surrounding it.I put my water hose on jet spray and cleaned the net.That got rid of the static instantly. Now the kids can play on it in peace. The accumulation of dust on the screen was the problem.

Ernestine - USA

27578

Answer

Thanks you for your information on solving the problem of build-up of static electricity on a trampoline.

I am sure our readers will appreciate knowing about your method.

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