Like charges repel and unlike charges attract.
A) Draw the expected distribution of the top and bottom charges for both pieces of aluminum foil for:
1. foils touching each other and pvc pipe nearby and 2. foils separated and pvc pipe moved away
B) Draw the expected distribution of the top and bottom charges for both pieces of aluminum foil for:
1. foils touching each other before the charged pvc has been moved away and 2. after the charged pvc has been moved away
C) Describe the final charge distributions above in words and explain why these two scenarios should result in these distributions.
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