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Negative or positive charge?

  1. Sep 24, 2009 #1
    A cat rubs against a pair of rubber boots. What charge is found on both? Explain.

    Is all rubber non conductive or would I say the cat has a negative charge and the boots a positive charge? Thank you.
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2


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    It must be positive. The initially neutral cat becomes a cation.
  4. Sep 26, 2009 #3


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    Lol, and this process is known as cationization.

  5. Sep 28, 2009 #4
    lol, thanks.
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