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Static Electricity by Mind Map: Static Electricity
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Static Electricity



I.E Amber and Fur

Electrons transfer to objects


I.E Glass and silk

Electrons transfer away from object

SI Unit

coulomb, 6.24 x 10^18


Synthetic clothing may be easily charged.

Causes sparks resulting in fires.

Can spark fires or explosions

I.E when exiting and re-entering car at the petrol stations, there is the potential for static electricity to build up and a spark can discharge between your body and the fuel nozzle.


Spray paint

Ensure that the pain is equally coated.

Pollution control

Static electricity is used in pollution control by applying a static charge to dirt particles in the air and then collecting those charged particles on a plate or collector of the opposite electrical charge. Such devices are often called electrostatic precipitators.



Amber and Fur


Production of an electric charge on the surface of a conductor under the influence of an electric field