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Water bends when charged object is near

  1. Oct 13, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Why is it that when a charged object is near a stream of water (polar), it causes the stream to bend towards the object (attraction) instead of bend away (repulsion)? I know why the water bends, but why does it not REPEL instead?

    2. Relevant equations
    N/A just an explanation is needed


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I did some research and it has something to do with electrostatic force which I don't understand.

    Thanks!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2013 #2

    jedishrfu

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