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What are neutral objects made of?
All physical objects are made up of atoms. Inside an atom are protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons are positively charged, the electrons are negatively charged, and the neutrons are neutral.
Do neutral objects attract?
Neutral object are attracted to either charge. The protons or positive charges are always bound to the nucleus of the atom and cannot move freely. When a conductor is brought close to a negative charge, the electrons that are free to move will move away from the charge as far as they can.
Does a neutral object attract or repel?
Positively charged objects and neutral objects attract each other; and negatively charged objects and neutral objects attract each other. And in accordance with Newton’s law of action-reaction, the neutral object attracts the charged object.
What two properties explain why a neutral object is attracted?
A neutral object will attract both a positive and a negative charge. This is because in some objects, electrons are free to move and transform the charge from positive to negative. These attractive and repulsive forces are exactly that, forces.
How can a neutral object be charged?
Charging by conduction involves the contact of a charged object to a neutral object. Suppose that a positively charged aluminum plate is touched to a neutral metal sphere. The neutral metal sphere becomes charged as the result of being contacted by the charged aluminum plate.
What kind of particles are in a neutral object?
Both neutral and charged objects contain particles that are charged. These charged particles are protons and electrons. A charged object has an unequal number of these two types of subatomic particles while a neutral object has a balance of protons and electrons.
What does a negative object have on a neutral object?
The answer is that the charged object will induce a separation of charges in the neutral object. What effect does a negative object have on a neutral object?
How are neutrons neutral in relation to charged objects?
Neutrons, being electrically neutral play no role in this unit. Their presence (or absence) will have no direct bearing upon whether an object is charged or uncharged. Their role in the atom is merely to provide stability to the nucleus, a subject not discussed in The Physics Classroom.