# Why electric charge is attracted to the earth (ground) ?

1. Jan 6, 2004

Anybody know why electric charge is attracted to the earth (ground) ?

2. Jan 6, 2004

### suyver

Because the charge-density of the earth is very low and charge flows from regions with a high charge-density to regions with a low one. Just compare it to air-pressure.

3. Jan 7, 2004