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Electricity from a drop of water

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Generating electricity from a drop of water? It can be done, with the Kelvin Water Dropper.

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2012-09-30
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The critical point in the experiment is that the jet should form drops just as it enters the short metal tube. This will cause a charge separation: if the lower end of the jet is negatively charged for example, then the drops forming at that point will also be negatively charged.

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Why is there a charge separation?
Can this be compared with electricity generation in the generator?
Category brain twister, conundrum ...
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Chemistry; Physics; Science; Technology
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Electricity; Energy supply; Power generation
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