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When one material is rubbed against another, electrons

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 19E

When one material is rubbed against another, electrons jump readily from one to the other but protons do not. Why is this? (Think in atomic terms.)

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Solution 19E The protons are attached to the nucleus by the nuclear force (strong and weak force), whereas the electrons are bounded to the atom by electrostatic force. The nuclear force is much stronger compared to the electrostatic force. Also, electrons are at the outer layer of the atoms, so they are the first to start interaction with other atoms, they are also much lighter compared to the protons. Hence it is much easier to move electron than a proton. So, during rubbing, the electron get transmitted instead of the proton.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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