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Do you think an electromagnet can be used for separating plastic bags from a garbage heap? Explain.



Do you think an electromagnet can be used for separating plastic bags from a garbage heap? Explain.


Grade:upto college level

2 Answers

Aditi Chauhan
askIITians Faculty 396 Points
8 years ago

No.

Electromagnets can only attract magnetic materials. Plastic bag is a non-magnetic material and will not be attracted by an electromagnet. Hence, an electromagnet cannot be used for separating plastic bags from a garbage heap.

Jasmit kour
15 Points
7 months ago
Since plastic is non magnetic material , so eloctromagnet can be used to separate plastic be from a garbage heap

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