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Electrostatic Charge

What are Attraction and Repulsion?

Opposite charges attract (pull towards each other).
Like charges repel (push away from each other).

This means that two positively charged things will repel each other
and two negatively charged things will repel each other.

One positively charged thing and one negatively charged thing
will attract each other.

Electrostatic Charges that Attract or Repel

The further apart the charged things are,
the weaker the forces of attraction and repulsion are.

You can show whether something is charged or not
by using a gold leaf electroscope.

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