Write a short note on static electricity.

Static electricity can be defined as the imbalance of electric charges on the surface of a metal or an object. The static electricity can be produced by rubbing two objects against each other. The rubbing of objects creates negative charges called electrons. The electric field is developed due to the stationary charges. The surface of the material includes some electric chargesthat combine with the static electricity of that material. These static chargesappear on the surface of contactwith one of the most charged body or it can be through extra ions present in the air.

Examples:

  • Static Charge Build-up in the Clouds
  • Lightning and Lightning Strike

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