Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 28

Answer

Atoms in a gas are electrically neutral. Atoms in a plasma are ionized, i.e., they've been stripped of one or more electrons and are are now positively charged ions.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 276.
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