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Electron Affinity and Triboelectric Series Practice



Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

The process of charging an object by rubbing it against another object is called charging by ____________.
a.
induction
c.
friction
b.
conduction
d.
convection
 

 2. 

An object which has a ________ electron affinity will gain electrons more easily.
a.
larger
b.
smaller
 

 3. 

When two objects are rubbed together, the object which has a smaller electron affinity will have a tendency to become charged ____________.
a.
negatively
b.
positively
 

 4. 



Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series.Would glass be more likely to gain or lose electrons?
a.
gain
b.
lose
 

 5. 

Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series. Paper has a higher electron affinity than hard rubber?
a.
true
b.
false
 

 6. 

Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series.  Hard rubber would be more likely to gain electrons than lose electrons.
a.
true
b.
false
 

 7. 

Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series. A balloon is rubbed on rabbit fur.  The balloon will become positively charge.
a.
true
b.
false
 

 8. 

Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series.If styrofoam is rubbed with rabbit fur, the styrofoam will become negatively charged.
a.
true
b.
positive
 

 9. 

Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series.If a piece of PVC pipe is rubbed with silk, the pipe will be charged.
a.
positive
b.
negative
 

 10. 

Triboelectric Series
Hands-Positive
Rabbit Fur
Glass
Hair
Nylon
Wool
Silk
Paper
Cotton-Zero
Wool
Hard Rubber
Polyester
Styrofoam
Saran
PVC
Teflon-Negative

Use the triboelectric series. Rubbing glass with a cotton cloth would cause the glass to become positively charged.
a.
true
b.
false
 



 
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