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Lightning rod

  1. Nov 28, 2011 #1
    can lightning rod prevent the sound of thunder near the area the lightning stroke?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 28, 2011 #2


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    Lightning rods help prevent lightning by providing a path to dissipate the potential difference between the ground and the sky without lightning. So in that sense, I guess the answer is yes. But if you're asking if you can have lightning without thunder, no.
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