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Charged bodies in contact

  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1
    What happens when two objects of different charges come into contact? Do they distribute the charges per mass, volume, surface area or something else?
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  3. Nov 7, 2011 #2


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    Generally you will have electrons move from the negatively charged object to the positively charged one, as rubbing your feet on carpet and touching a doorhandle will demonstrate. I'm not sure, but I believe the charges are distributed purely based on the potential difference in the two objects.
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