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Arcing in air?

  1. Dec 7, 2011 #1
    When we see an arc between a Jacobs ladder is this because a charge density builds up between the rods and then the E field between the rods is strong enough to rip electrons off the molecules in the air and the start to conduct.
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  3. Dec 8, 2011 #2
  4. Dec 10, 2011 #3
    ok thanks for your response
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