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What is the study of the nature, behavior and uses static electricity?

Electrostatics

What is the imaginary lines used to "map" the electric field around an object?

Lines of force

What is the unit of electric charge?

Coulomb

What is the process of directing unwanted electric charge directly into the earth?

Grounding

An object with an equal number of positive and negative charges is described as an electrically ____.

Neutral

And excess of electrons is a _____charge.

Negative

Charge transferred by conduction is _____.

Permanent

The law stating that the total charge is the same before and after an interaction is the law of ____.

Conservation of charge

The strength of the attraction or repulsion between two charged objects _____ as the objects are moved farther apart.

Decreases

A positively charged object and a negative negatively charged object ____ each other.

attract