The strips of an electroscope diverge when a charged body is brought in contact with the metal clip. Now the clip is touched gently by our hand. What will happen to the strips? Explain.

When we touch a metal clip of an electroscope is touched with our hand, it loses its charge as our body conducts this charge to the earth and the strips will shrink. This is because the human body is a conductor of electricity.

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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