Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Conceptual Exercise 2.1 - Electrical Charge - Page 43: a


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When you comb your hair, your hair and the comb could pick up opposite charges. In other words, the comb could have more electrons that protons, and your hair could have more protons than electrons if there was a transfer of charge between the two. Thus, the positive and negative charges will attract each other, leading to your hair "sticking" to the comb.
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