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What type of particles repel?
Like charges (two negatively charged particles or two positively charged particles) repel each other while opposite charges (a positively charged particle and a negatively charged particle) attract. Negatively charged particles repel each other due to electricity.
What objects attract or repel?
Any charged object – whether positively charged or negatively charged – will have an attractive interaction with a neutral object. Positively charged objects and neutral objects attract each other; and negatively charged objects and neutral objects attract each other.
What type of particle will an electron repel?
But the basic rules for electric forces are surprisingly simple: electrons repel other electrons, but protons and electrons attract each other. Here we’ll talk about where these forces come from, and the different concepts that physicists, chemists, and biologists use to better understand the electric force.
What particles do not attract or repel each other?
Gas particles are hard spheres with no internal structure. The volume of the spheres is negligible in comparison to the average distance between particles. The gas particles neither attract or repel one another (they possess no potential energy).
What particles are attracted to a positive charge?
But a proton and an electron attract each other. Another way of saying this is that the same or “like” charges repel one another and opposite charges attract one another. Since opposite charges attract each other, the negatively charged electrons are attracted to the positively charged protons.
Can a neutral object be attracted to a charged object?
Neutral object are attracted to either charge. The process by which this happens depends on whether the neutral object is a conductor or an insulator. Conductors have charges that are free to move around. These charge are called electrons and are negative.