during charging by induction why is always an charged insulator used? can a charged conductor can also be used?

Asked by meghna | 17th Nov, 2013, 03:48: PM

Expert Answer:

A conductor readily allows the charges to flow through it, whereas an insulator does not. If a charged conductor is used, then the charges will distribute evenly throughout the conductor and not much charge will get transferred to the other body.
Also, the charges may flow through the body to the ground.
 
Hence, an insulator is always used as it has all the charges stored on one side of its body which can be completely transferred to the other body.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 18th Nov, 2013, 10:22: AM

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