how can you tell the difference between a soft iron and hard iron?
i am doin a physics project and i need to use soft ron. I found nails in my house but i dont know if its hard or soft. And where can i buy soft iron in toronto?
- Larry G.Lv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
If you buy the largest commonly available nail, it will be soft iron (untempered). This is a good choice to make an electromagnet, for example.
- 4 years ago
One force is static electricity - different charges on the plastic rod and the paper attract each other and the other force is ferromagnetism - the pull of a magnetic field on certain metals, particularly iron.