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Unknown material on electrostatic series

  1. Jun 21, 2015 #1
    Hey, my teacher gave us this scenario and I didn't really understand how he went about doing this. I was wondering if there was someone who could shed some light. Thanks!

    You have a new material in front of you titled Material Gamma. You want to get a very rough
    approximation as to the location of Material Gamma on the electrostatic series.
    You only have two tools at your disposal; some wax and a charge detector. Design an experiment that will help you infer whether Material Gamma is near the top of the electrostatic series (above wax) in the middle of the electrostatic series (near wax) or at the bottom of the electrostatic series (below wax). Make a procedure of the experiment. Any idea on how to go about this?
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  3. Jun 21, 2015 #2


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