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Sometimes, a crackling sound is heard while taking off a sweater during winters. Explain.


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Sweater is made of wool and generally the shirt we wear is made of cotton blended with some synthetic fibres. Constant friction between the shirt and sweater lets the transfer of electrons from one material to the other. This results in building of electric potential. While taking of the sweater it discharges and transfer of electrons take place. Passage of electrons through air in the forms of spark lets out heat and sound energy. Thus we hear the crackling sound and in dark rooms we may see the spark lights as well.


Physics
NCERT Textbook
Standard VIII

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