When a charged plastic straw is brought close to the uncharged plastic straw, it will attract uncharged plastic straw because charges of different kinds attract one another.
Electric Charge is a fundamental property of matter and never found free. Positive and negative charges are the two types of electric charges. A body is considered to be negatively charged if it contains an excess of electrons, and positively charged if it has a deficiency of electrons.
- Electric charge is a scalar quantity.
- Like charges repel and unlike charges attract.
- Electric charge is conserved. It can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be transferred from one object to another.