Explain why a charged body loses its charge if we touch it with our hand.

AcademicPhysicsNCERTClass 8

Given:

A charged body loses its charge if we touch it with our hand.

To do:

We have to explain why a charged body loses its charge if we touch it with our hand.

Explanation:

It has been observed that if we touch a charged object with our hands, it loses its charge. Let us discuss where the charge of a charged object is transferred and why the object becomes uncharged:

A charged body becomes uncharged when touched:

The charge gets transferred through our body to the ground when it is touched by our hands. This is because the human body is a good conductor of electricity.  When we touch a charged body with our hand, it loses its charge as our body conducts this charge to the earth.

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Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:25:11

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