Demo Number 027
Location Shelf 27
Description When a lot of charge is placed on the whirl, the sharp points create a very high electric field. Nearby air is charged by induction and acquires some of the charges from the points by discharge. Now the air and points repel each other – and both move away
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Tips Place pinwheel with two discharge points on the top of the Van de Graaff Generator. This electric whirl starts spinning when the charge builds up.

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This Demo is Part of the following Categories: 5A10 Producing Static Charge, 5B30 Electrostatic Potential