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Walking across a nylon carpet can cause charge separation between you and the carpet. You take on an electrostatic charge as a result. Touching a door knob allows that charge you accumulated to neutralize via a discharge event. The static discharge is the electric shock.

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Q: Why do you get an electric shock when you walk across a nylon carpet and then touch a metal handle?
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When you walk across a nylon carpet you become negatively charhed.when you touch a metal handle you get an electric shock. Why?

You just grounded out your charge.


Why do you get a shock when you walk across a carpet in wool socks and then touch a metal door handle?

You build up static electricity by walking across the carpet. When you touch metal, it releases the stored energy. positive and negative charges. when you drag your feet against carpet you are negatively charged and so the metal is positively charged so there fore causing an electric shock


Why do you get an electric shock if you touch a doorknob after walking across a carpet?

You build up static electricity by walking across the carpet. When you touch metal doorknob, it releases the stored energy.positive and negative charges. when you drag your feet against carpet you are negatively charged and so the door knob is positively charged so there fore causing an electric shock


Why do you get an electric shock after you touch a doorknob walking across a carpet?

The friction of your feet on a carpet generates static electricity. When you then touch the metal doorware its earths through you causing the charge to pass to the door.


The small electric shock you feel when you rub your shoes on a carpet and then touch something metal?

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How does walking across a carpet make static electricity?

when your feet brush across the carpet, its gathering negative or positive particles. that's why you get shocked if you do that and then touch something metal because you're transfering the particles to the metal. Friction with any insulator (such as carpet fibres) can remove electrons from the surface and allow the carpet and the object moving across it to acquire opposite electric charges, building up the static charge. The voltage of the static charge may build to several thousand volts - enough to cause sparks or make your hair stand up on end in some cases.


If you walk briskly across a carpet what causes you to experience a spark on touching a door knob?

Static electricity that is built up as you walk across the carpet and is discharged as you touch the metal door knob


What are the parts of a electric pencil sharpener?

screws, handle, wheel and axel, blades, metal, gears and levers


Why does an electric iron have a plastic handle and a metal base?

An electric iron uses electrical heat to iron clothes, so in order to prevent someone from being shocked, an insulator (plastic) is used as a handle.


How can static electricity be produced?

walk across a carpet and drag your feet in your socks and touch metal and you will produce static electricity and get a shock.


Shock that a person gets when touching a metal doorknob after walking across a carpet is caused by?

static electricity (kinitic)


When you feel an electric shock due to rubbing against the carpet and touching a metal object it is called?

This is called Triboelectricity (tribo means friction).

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