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 Form 1 Physics: Electrostatics I Questions and Answers

The figure below shows a negatively charged rod placed near an uncharged conductor resting on an insulating support.
i). show the change distribution on the conductor.
(ii) State the effect:
(I) Of momentarily touching the conductor with a finger while the charged rod is still near the conductor.
(II) On the charge distribution of withdrawing the negatively charged rod after momentarily touching the conductor.
(III) In the space provided, sketch a diagram to show how the charge in ii (II) would have been distributed if the conductor was a sphere.

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Answer Text:
ii).I)Electrons flow or are neutralized to the ground.
II).Positive charge repel each other and redistribute themselves on the conductor.