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Static electricity, by Edwin Wong 4Sc3 by Mind Map: Static electricity, by Edwin Wong
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Static electricity, by Edwin Wong 4Sc3


Types of charge



SI unit

Coulomb (C)

Laws of electrostatics attraction

Like charges repel

Unlike charges attract



The atom that loses an electron is a postive ion while the atom that gains an electron is a negative ion.

Charging an object through the process of rubbing. When an object is rubbed, electrons from one object will transfer to the other object, charging it.


The process of producing electric charge on the urface of a conductor under the influence of an electric field.

Earthing process, Uses the earth to make positive or negative objects without the use of another object

Electric field

A region in which an electric charge experiences a force

Electric field lines

Path a positive charge would take if it is free to move

Applications of electrostatics


Causes fires due to build up of electrons in an object

Conductive strip at the back of trucks containing flammable items


Electrostatic paint spraying

Electrostatic precipator

New node