Chapter - 5 Some Natural Phenomena

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Some Natural Phenomena

Question:

Select the correct option in Questions 1 and 2.

When a glass rod is rubbed with a piece of silk cloth the rod

(a) and the cloth both acquire positive charge.

(b) becomes positively charged while the cloth has a negative charge.

(c) and the cloth both acquire negative charge.

(d) becomes negatively charged while the cloth has a positive charge.

Answer:

The correct option is:

(b) becomes positively charged while the cloth has a negative charge.

Reason:  When an object is rubbed against another object, the objects acquire opposite charges on them. By convention, the charge on the glass rod is positive and the charge acquired by the cloth is negative.


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