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Charge Propelled Soda Can
# 5A40.20




Description:

Set an empty soda can on the table so the open end faces the students. Pull the can forward with induced charge. Switch to the oppositely charged rod and repeat. The can is attracted to the rod no matter what the charge is.



Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: none

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Demo References
Freier and Anderson Ea-15 A hoop of light aluminum is attracted to a charged rod.

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