Is there more static electricity when it is cold and dry out?



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    There is more static when the air is cold and dry and normally we begin feeling static shocks when their voltage reaches about 2000-4000 v. They dry air actually promotes static shocks from happening.

  2. mle
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    When we walk across a carpet or pet a cat, it causes electrons to build up on us, giving us a negative charge.  When we touch something metal, like a doorknob, the electrons jump to it because it is a conductor.  When the electrons jump, we feel a shock.

    When the air is warmer it holds more moisture (for instance in summer). Since moisture is a conductor it is constantly removing electrons from us, keeping them from building up, then all jumping and creating the shock.

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