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5A10.10 - Rods and Fur or Silk with Hanger

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​5A10.10 - Rods and Fur or Silk with Hanger

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Title5A10.10 - Rods and Fur or Silk with Hanger
Objective

Show that there are two types of charges, positive and negative, and demonstrate the effect of charges upon one another.

StatusAvailable
Assembly Instructions
Mount a rod hanger to a bench rod assembly. Grab some v-stands for the rods to lay in when not in use. Choose a rod and hold it by the taped end. Charge the rod by rubbing it along its entire length with fur or silk for maximum charge.  Place the charged rod in the rod hanger.  Charge a second rod to show that like rods repel and different rods attract each other. The teflon rod is charged negatively with the fur cloth. The nylon rod is charged positively with the silk cloth. 
Setup Time5
Operation Time5
Preview Time5
Operation Instructions

With a rod hanger mounted to a bench rod assembly, choose a rod and hold it by the taped end. Charge one rod and set it in the hanger. Charge a second rod to show that like rods repel and different rods attract each other. Make sure to hold the rods parallel to each other for maximum demonstration effect. The Teflon rod is charged negatively with the fur cloth. The Nylon rod is charged positively with the silk cloth. The Nylon rod takes more effort to charge than the Teflon rod.

ExportableYes
Demo on DimeNo
PIRA 200Yes
Export Instructions (if different)
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Analysis/Information
Category5 Electricity and Magnetism
Subcategory5A - Electrostatics
Keywordsrod, fur, charge, positive, negative, electrostatic charge
Construction Information
 
  
  
teflon rod
2
fur
1
nylon rod
2
silk
1
rod hanger
1
bench clamp
1
bench rod
1
rod clamp
1
rod - short
1
electrophorus plate (optional charging source)
1
V stand
2