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According to the School for Champions, static electricity refers to the build-up of electrical charges on an object's surface. When two objects are rubbed together, some electrons on an object's surface may be transferre... More »

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Static electricity occurs when the body builds up an imbalance of electrical charges. When an object moves against an insulating surface like carpet, weakly bound electrons can move from one surface to another, creating ... More »

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Static electricity is caused when objects or particles make contact and either gain or lose electrons due to friction, and the charged object discharges into a nearby object. Rubbing objects together increases the contac... More »

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The buildup of charges on an object is called static electricity. Unlike current electricity, which flows through an object, electrons that make up static electricity are stuck in a negatively-charged insulator. If conne... More »

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Static electricity results from an imbalance between positive and negative charges in an object, according to the Library of Congress. It affects daily life in numerous ways, such as causing hair to rise when a person re... More »

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According to the Library of Congress, static electricity occurs when the surface charge of an object changes. If someone rubs certain types of materials together, electrons can jump from one to the other, changing the ef... More »

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