Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 22 - Think and Explain: 79

Answer

The paint particles in the mist are polarized by the charged car.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 416-417, and shown in Figure 22.13. The charged car induces an opposite charge on the closer surface of the paint molecules (i.e., it polarizes the paint particles). The charged car and the paint particles then attract each other.
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