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I Neutral object and charges

  1. Mar 9, 2017 #1
    Can someone in detail please explain to me why a positive or negative charge can attract to a nuetral object?
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2017 #2
    It can induce a dipole in a neutral object. In other words, if you put a positive charge next to a block of matter, you can cause the electrons to bunch up on the side closer to the charge, so the object becomes polarized.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2017 #3

    davenn

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    what sort of neutral object ?
    clarify what you are referring to
     
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