negative charge


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negative charge

[′neg·əd·iv ′chärj]
(electricity)
The type of charge which is possessed by electrons in ordinary matter, and which may be produced in a resin object by rubbing with wool. Also known as negative electricity.
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Both the increased negative charge of F atom and positive charges of H atoms are beneficial to strengthening the electrostatic attraction between F and H, so the hydrogen-bonding energy of the five HBs between ion-pair are far beyond those of normal HBs.
It is attracted to the other can carrying the opposite charge, touches the can, is neutralized and acquires a net negative charge, and speeds off in the opposite direction.
Practically any source of negative charge will cause forest rings.
Considering that the variable surface charges are dependent on the solution pH and ionic strength (Gillman 1981) and that both the negative charge measurements and the potassium-calcium exchange studies were carried out at the same pH and I values, it is possible to compare the mean potassium-calcium exchange site occupations and the amounts of negative surface charges measured by the caesium-adsorption method.
In 2002, the net loss included the negative charge of $1,048,000 for the marketable securities and $1,350,000 provision for loss on the four commercial properties, both items mentioned above, $315,000 for preferred share dividends, and $73,000 loss from discontinued operations of the technology segment.
The rational behind treating the straw is that since sulfide carries a negative charge, it should bind heavy metals found in urban runoff.
The emitted electrons collect on the copper strip, building a negative charge, while isotope film becomes positively charged.
An electrostatic system developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Bailey Mitchell was originally designed to transfer a strong negative charge to dust and microorganisms in an enclosed space and to collect the charged particles on grounded plates or on surfaces of a poultry house.
The filter and the ioniser which puts the feel good negative charge into the air, can be operated either separately or together.
2]O is electrically neutral overall, the hydrogen and oxygen arrangement give it a positive charge at one end and negative charge at the other.
The process employs chemical reduction to clean castings, which are submerged in a salt bath as a negative charge is applied.
Superoxide ions, while longer-lived, cannot penetrate the cell membrane because of their negative charge.