Temperature, Air Humidity and Static Electricity
When contact between two materials generates friction, a static charge can result because electrons might get stripped off of one surface and transported onto another. When you touch an object with a static charge, you can get shocked because you give those electrons a chance to leap across to your finger. This equalization of charges is known as a static discharge. You’ve seen this on a much larger scale before if you’ve ever seen lightning in the sky! What have you noticed about the weather on days where lightning occurs? In this experiment, we learn how environmental effects like temperature and humidity can affect static charges.
How are temperature, air humidity and static electricity related?
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