Mon September 16, 2013 By:

how will u distinguish between 2 similar looking pieces of iron out of which one is magnet when no additional aid is available?

Expert Reply
Romal Bhansali
Mon September 16, 2013
Tie both the pieces with a thread and hang it with your hand.
The piece which is a magnet, will try and orient itself with the earth's magnetic field.
The regular iron piece will not orient itself.
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