What happens when a positively charged metal sphere comes in contact with an electrical ground?

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a) protons flow from the object into the ground.

b) electrons flow from the object into the ground.

c) protons flow from the ground into the object.

d) electrons flow from the ground into the object.

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Protons do not flow.  Electron flow is the opposite of current flow.  Current flow is from positive to negative, therefore, the answer is D.  

  • 1 month ago

    d. electrons flow to the sphere.

  • 1 month ago

    d) the electrons are negative charges, they cancel the + charge on the sphere.

    a) is false as protons do not flow in conductors as electrons do.

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