Hello everyone! I've recently been messing around and experimenting with electrostatics and have some questions I cant find answers to. Ok here they are: 1. If I understand this correctly a neutral object is attracted to positive and negatively charged objects. If this is true, why does this happen? Shouldnt the neutral object not respond to electric fields since its net charge is 0? 2. According to the triboelectric series air always gives electrons to just about everything else when they come into close contact. Then since air is touching everything is it possible to give something a static positive charge? 3. If you have an object that is charged at -1 and another at -7 will they seek each other out so each object has a charge of -4 and then repel each other only after they have equalized, or will they repel each other to begin with? 4. If you rub styrofoam with fur the styrofoam picks up a negative charge and affects a stream of water, but its force slowly weakens and strands of rabbit fur that were stuck to the styrofoam will be 1) attracted to the water stream and 2)start flying off the styrofoam after its affect on the water has significantly weakened. Why? Ok I've taken a stab at answering my fourth question but I still cant figure it all out. Im assuming water molecules have a net positive charge and thats why the stream of water is attracted to the styrofoam. But I cant figure out why the styrofoams force on the water slowly weakens over time and after a while the strands of rabbit fur start flying off the styrofoam? Thank you for your help everyone!