Can an electrostatic charge exist in free air?
Or does it need containment or particles to stay together?
If it requires particles, then they would all need the same charge. What would prevent them being repelled from each other and stay coherent?
- PhilomelLv 77 months ago
No, an electrostatic charge exists on a surface, By definition.
- VamanLv 77 months ago
It is Coulomb field. It extends to infinity. Like gravity. It exists in empty space also.
- A Yahoo UserLv 77 months ago
>> Can an electrostatic charge exist in free air? <<
Perhaps more specifically (given the "gist" of your question):
perhaps also st elmo's fire