College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 16 - Conceptual Questions - Page 611: 15


The conductor is positively charged.

Work Step by Step

When the negatively charged rod is brought near a grounded conductor, electrons in the conductor are repelled by the rod and some electrons flow out of the conductor through the ground connection. After the ground connection is broken, the rod is removed. Since electrons can not flow back onto the conductor because the ground connection is broken, the conductor is positively charged.
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