physics problem w/ water help?
A thin stream of water flows vertically downward. The stream bends toward a positively charged object when it is placed near it. The positively charged object is then removed. What will happen to the same stream of water when a negatively charged object is placed near it? Explain.
my take: it would also bend in the same direction, right? due to the neutral charge reacting w/ any charge?
I am not exactly confident & just don't want to lose any more points :( thank you!
- AlvinLv 49 months agoFavorite Answer
It will bend toward both items, but not because it is neutral.
Water is polar molecule, the Hydrogen causes + charge on one
side and the Oxygen side has a negative charge.
So opposite sides of the water are attracted to the item.
A neutral non-polar liquid would not bend away or toward the items.