An electrical object is an object that can be negatively charged, positively charged, or kept neutral.
An electrically neutral object is given a positive charge. In principle, does the object's mass increase, decrease, or stay the same as a result of being charged?
a) stay the same
Choose the best explanation from among the following:
a) To give the object a positive charge we must remove some of its electrons; this will reduce its mass.
b) Charge is conserved, and therefore the mass of the object will remain the same.
c) Since electric charges have mass, giving the object a positive charge will increase its mass.
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