# how do like charges affect each other

Two like electric charges, both positive or both negative, repel each other along a straight line between their centres. Two unlike charges, one positive, one negative, attract each other along a straight line joining their centres.

## What happens when two like charges are about together?

Like charges repel each other, and unlike charges attract each other. Thus, two positive charges repel each other, as do two negative charges. A positive charge and a negative charge attract each other.

## Why does like charges attract each other?

The statement is false because only unlike poles attract each other. Like poles repel each other.

## What will happen when two like charges are both together?

In contrast to the attractive force between two objects with opposite charges, two objects that are of like charge will repel each other. That is, a positively charged object will exert a repulsive force upon a second positively charged object. This repulsive force will push the two objects apart.

## What happens if you place two like charges near each other *?

Opposite charges attract each other, while like charges repulse each other. This can be seen in the image below. When two negatively charged objects are brought near each other, a repulsive force is produced. When two positively charged objects are brought near each other, a similar repulsive force is produced.

## What causes like charges to repel each other?

For the Electro-magnetic force (Coulomb) between like charges (electrons) the exchange particle is the Photon. Two electrons in the vicinity of each other “exchange” a photon with each other (back and forth) that results in the mutual repulsion.

## How does unlike charges attract each other?

Bring a negatively charged Ebonite rod (rubbed with fur) near the glass rod. Attraction is seen between the two rods. Now interchange them i.e. suspend B and bring A near it, again attraction is there. This show that unlike charges attract each other.

## Is there attraction between like charges?

There are two types of charges, positive and negative. Same type of charges (two positive or two negative) repel each other, while unlike charges (one positive and one negative) attract each other.