Static Electricity - Mission SE2 Detailed Help

Two balloons are shown below; one is neutral and the other is negative. Balloon X will ____ balloon Y.

The diagrams depict two balloons, one or more of which show plus (+) and minus (-) signs. The plus and minus signs represent the excess of positive and negative charges present in the object. If a balloon does not show a + or - sign, then it is electrically neutral.

Charge Interactions
Charged objects show a noticeable interaction with other surrounding objects. The cause of the interaction can be summarized by one of the following three statements:
  • Oppositely charged objects attract each other.
  • Like-charged objects repel each other.
  • Any charged object - whether positive or negative - will attract a neutral object.


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