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Charged rod experiment

  1. Feb 24, 2015 #1
    In the charged rod experiment, why didn't my hand neutralize the charge formed in the rod, since my body is a conductor and it is connected to the Earth?
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  3. Feb 24, 2015 #2
    Which charged rod experiment do you mean? Are you able to describe what happened (or didn't happen) more specifically?
  4. Feb 24, 2015 #3
    If the rod is an insulator, I'd imagine it has something to do with the charge's inability to move through the rod. But you should probably describe the experiment and materials used.
  5. Feb 24, 2015 #4
    If you just hold charged insulator rod, the charges have a difficulty to move since one of property of insulators is a very poor conductivity.
  6. Feb 24, 2015 #5
    Glass-fur experiment or any similar one in the triboelectric series?
  7. Feb 24, 2015 #6
    It might be something simple, such as you were wearing shoes with insulating rubber soles.
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