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Two students conduct an experiment in electrostatics. One student rubs a glass rod with rabbit fur to give the glass rod a negative charge. The other student rubs a glass rod with silk to give the glass rod a positive charge. Each student then takes a turn bringing their glass rod near an uncharged pith ball hanging by a thread.

What will happen to the pith ball as each charged rod is brought close?

A

The pith ball will attract to the negatively charged rod, but repel the positively charged rod.

B

The pith ball will repel the negatively charged rod, but attract the positively charged rod.

C

The pith ball will attract to both the negatively and positively charged rods.

D

The pith ball will repel both negatively and positively charged rods.

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