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Strips of Tape

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A student presses two strips of clear adhesive tape to a tabletop. The student then pulls each strip off the table and brings the strips of tape close together.

Which of the following statements best predicts how the strips of tape will behave and why?

A

The strips of tape will not affect each other because they left all their stickiness on the table.

B

The strips will not affect each other because the strips are electrically grounded by the person holding them.

C

The strips of tape will repel each other because pulling them off the table gave each strip of tape the same kind of charge.

D

The strips of tape will attract each other because they obtained an opposite charges as they were pulled from the table.