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Items of clothing placed in a dryer by themselves build up either a negative charge or a positive charge depending on the material of which they are made. Or not charge at all in some cases. A pair of socks, being made of the same material, will build up a charge of the same polarity (either both positive or both negative) and will therefore repel each other. Incidentally, the clothes become charged when they rub together. Electrons 'rub off' some of the clothes, so that they become positively charged, onto other clothes, so that they become negatively charged. If you have ever stroked a cat and then got a slight shock it's the same effect.

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Q: When clothes are removed from the hot dryer they often cling together but when two identical articles of clothing such as two matched socks are taken out they usually repel one another explain?
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