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Homework Help: How does charge move from the inside to the outside of the butterfly-net?

  1. Oct 12, 2007 #1
    Please can someone help me with this? Thanks in advance. :)

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    'No charge is present on the inside surface of a charged hollow conductor'. In Faraday's butterfly net experiment, when the positively charged net is turned inside out, the outside is still charged. How does the charge move from the inside to the outside, and why?

    2. Relevant equations None

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Are electrons repelled by the like charged ions in air and so go to the inside of the net?
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2007
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