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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Within the storm's electric field, the negative charge travels toward the ground, and the positive charge moves higher in the clouds, creating favorable conditions for lightning.
Why it works: Rubbing the towel against both items transfers a negative charge to them.
The engine generates electricity by pumping two ionic fluids - one with a negative charge and one with a positive charge - through a cell.
A soil's cation exchange capacity (CEC) is a measure of the net negative charge of dry soil and therefore is a measure of the amount of positively charged nutrients that can be stored in the soil.
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".
But at night-time or in shadow, the torrent of particles spewed out from the Sun charges the dust with electrons, giving it a negative charge.
The wool transfers electrons to the balloon, giving it a negative charge.
It also can be seen from Table-2 that the unit negative charge disperses among the whole [BF4][?
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.
The MCPs use electrode strips to create dielectric polarization, allowing for the movement of ions toward or away from a positive or negative charge.
Each electron is a negative charge, and electric current is the movement of many negative charges in the same direction.