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Static Electricity Question

  1. Jun 25, 2011 #1
    Why doesn't static electricity cause ionic bonding,since some atoms become positively charged and others are negatively charged ?
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
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  3. Jun 26, 2011 #2


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    Please elaborate, not sure what you mean.
  4. Jun 26, 2011 #3
    Well, since electrons transfer from some atoms to others during static electricity, then some atoms have a negative charge while others have a positive charge; thus becoming ions, but how come the ions do not form bonds?
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