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  • Diagram of a can and balloon showing charging by induction.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 2 April 2019 Size: 140 KB Referencing Hub media

    When a charged balloon is brought near a conducting can, the electrons are pushed to the far side of the can. If another object touches the side of the can opposite the balloon, electrons flow into the other object, leaving the can positively charged.

    Balloon cut-out © Ivan Trifonenko and drink can © photoshkolnik. Both licensed through 123RF Ltd.

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