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Problem: How to give the spheres exactly equal but opposite charges? a) Make sure spheres are not in contact with each other. Rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Bring the rod near, but not touching, one of the spheres. Do the same with piece of silk and another sphere. Remove the glass rod and the piece of silk. b) Make sure spheres are not in contact with each other. Rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Touch one of the spheres with the glass rod then touch another one with the piece of silk. c) Put the two metal spheres in contact with each other. Then rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Touch one of the spheres with the glass rod then separate the spheres. Touch another sphere with the piece of silk. d) Put the two metal spheres in contact with each other. Then rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Bring the rod near, but not touching, one of the spheres. Separate the spheres and remove the rod.

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Assume that we have two spheres, A and B, which are in contact with each other. 

A glass rod is positively charged by rubbing it with silk.

The positively charged glass rod is brought close but not in contact with sphere A.

Some electrons in this sphere get accumulated towards the surface near the glass rod, which leads to the formation of negative charge. 

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How to give the spheres exactly equal but opposite charges? 


a) Make sure spheres are not in contact with each other. Rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Bring the rod near, but not touching, one of the spheres. Do the same with piece of silk and another sphere. Remove the glass rod and the piece of silk. 

b) Make sure spheres are not in contact with each other. Rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Touch one of the spheres with the glass rod then touch another one with the piece of silk. 

c) Put the two metal spheres in contact with each other. Then rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Touch one of the spheres with the glass rod then separate the spheres. Touch another sphere with the piece of silk. 

d) Put the two metal spheres in contact with each other. Then rub the glass rod on the silk to charge the rod positively (hence to charge piece of silk negatively). Bring the rod near, but not touching, one of the spheres. Separate the spheres and remove the rod.


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