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Why the gold leaves in an electroscope : diverge when touched charge glass rod. fold back when touched with hands. fold back when touched with a charged ebonite rod ?

Why the gold leaves in an electroscope :

diverge when touched charge glass rod.
fold back when touched with hands.
fold back when touched with a charged ebonite rod ?

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60787 Points
3 years ago
Gold leaves diverge when touched with a charged glass rod because they both acquire similar charge. Gold leaves fold back when touched with hands because the charged is ‘earthed’. When touched with charged ebonite rod, the charges are neutralized, so the leaves fold back.

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