Does a charged object get uncharged on touching with hand? Explain.

What is this phenomenon called?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 30th Jan, 2014, 10:17: AM

Expert Answer:

Yes. This is because human body is a conductor of electricity. So, when we touch a charged object, our body conducts its charges to the earth. That is why a charged object loses its charge, if we touch it with our hand.

This phenomenon is known as electric discharge.

Answered by  | 30th Jan, 2014, 12:17: PM