Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 16 - Electric Charge and Electric Field - Misconceptual Questions: 9

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

One can check that the electric force between charged subatomic particles is about $10^{36}$ times greater than the gravitational attraction between them. We don’t notice electric forces between everyday objects because most of them are very close to being electrically neutral. We do notice the electric force when everyday things have a net charge (such as a balloon rubbed against one’s hair).
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