negative charge


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Noun1.negative charge - having a surplus of electronsnegative charge - having a surplus of electrons; having a lower electric potential
electric charge, charge - the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge"
positive charge - having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential
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Employees need to analyse if they are falling into an old or familiar pattern when dealing with challenges in the workplace, they need to stop and examine what is actually going on, notice the emotions that have bloomed; notice what stories their mind is generating that make the body tense and inflame its emotions and recognise the potentially explosive negative charge generated by their thoughts and emotions.
The vehicle is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain that relies on two ionic fluids - one with a negative charge and one with a positive charge - to generate electricity.
The neutron is assumed to be a proton with a negative charge weakly attached to make the neutron charge-neutral.
She explained that it "apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes".
New Ariel with Micro Boosters works by prepping the surface with a polishing action to let the cleaning agents enter the fiber network; it then reduces the negative charge of the micelles, enabling them to get deep within the layers to extract stains from the inside out according to P&G.
Each electron is a negative charge, and electric current is the movement of many negative charges in the same direction.
But the relatively high concentration of phosphorus adds a negative charge to the activated carbon that is ideal for attracting positively charged ions from metals such as cadmium, copper, zinc, and lead.
Protons have a positive charge (+) and electrons have a negative charge (-).
He said that due to negative charge of chemical fertilizer, the fertility of soil is affected, however, the organic fertilizer has positive charges and it adjusts itself with the negative charge of soil, making it more productive and maintains its fertility.
The first half of the book reviews general issues of these methods, discusses the correlation of burning parameters of fuel oxidizers and parameters of quantum-chemical calculations, and covers theoretical substantiation of dependencies of burning parameters on the minimum negative charge on fluorine atoms of F-oxidizers.
They do this by mopping up or neutralising the surplus negative charge carried by unstable molecule fragments.
Adding citric acid, a widely used food additive, to plant residues produces a negative charge, while treating them with common cotton textile chemicals adds a positive one.