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

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Q: If you walk briskly across a carpet what causes you to experience a spark on touching a door knob?
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If you walk briskly across a carpet you often experience a spark on touching a door knob.what causes this?

friction.


How does shuffling feet across a carpet produce electricity?

Your feet get electrons from the substance of the carpet which produces electricity. Try touching someone afterwards.


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

static electricity (kinitic)


What is happening when you walk across a carpet and receive a shock when you touch a metal object?

Walking across a carpet can cause charge separation, which creates static electricity. You become electrically charged. When you get zapped touching a door knob, the static charge you had built up is discharging.


What happens when you walk across a carpet and receive a shock when you touch a metal object?

Walking across a carpet can cause charge separation, which creates static electricity. You become electrically charged. When you get zapped touching a door knob, the static charge you had built up is discharging.


Why do you get an electric shock when you walk across a nylon carpet and then touch a metal handle?

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.


How does shuffling your feet across a floor do with electricity?

When you shuffle your feet across a carpet your feet get electrons from the carpet which make static electricity


When walking across a carpet is an example of?

Friction:)


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