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What happens when an ebonite rod is rubbed with wool?

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Only ebonite rod acquires charge.
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Both, ebonite rod and wool, acquire opposite charges
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Both, ebonite rod and wool, acquire similar charges
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Neither the ebonite rod, nor the wool, acquire any charge.
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Solution

The correct option is B Both, ebonite rod and wool, acquire opposite charges
When ebonite rod is rubbed with wool, ebonite rod acquires a negative charge while wool acquires a positive charge. Hence, they acquire equal and opposite charges.

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