# Can like charges attract each other?

When it comes to electric charges, there is one recurring theme: opposing charges attract, whereas like charges repel. Like-charged particles can attract one another in an electrolyte solution containing multivalent counterions, according to research published in 1980. However, unlike-charged particles always repel one another.

The reason for this phenomenon is the Pauli exclusion principle. Electrons are confined to discrete energy levels called orbits, with allowed or forbidden states depending on the orbit size. Quantum mechanically, electrons cannot occupy the same space at the same time, so they avoid doing so. If two electrons have opposite spins, however, they can form a singlet state where they share their spin angular momentum but not their orbital motion, which allows them to interact via magnetic forces.

Like charges also attract one another through the electrostatic force, but because they are equal in magnitude but opposite in direction, these interactions only last as long as the charges are adjacent to one another. When they become separated by some distance, the force declines rapidly until it becomes negligible.

This explanation should help you understand why ions in water solution do not cause negative ions to accumulate at the electrode's surface. Ions in solution do not feel the electric field directly, but instead undergo random thermal motions that push them away from regions of high electric field intensity and toward regions of low electric field intensity.

## What happens if you bring two like-charges close to each other?

Charges with comparable charges repel one other, whereas charges with different charges attract each other. As a result, two negative charges repel each other, but a positive charge attracts a negative charge. Attraction or repulsion operates along the charge line. Therefore, pairs of electrons have to be from different atoms or molecules for them to attract or repulse one another depending on the relative signs of their charges.

Two particles with opposite charges will always attract one another regardless of the particles' types or masses. This is because the force between two charged particles depends only on the magnitude of their charges and not on their values; positive and negative charges attract each other just as much as electrons and protons. If there were no attraction or repulsion between particles with opposite charges, they would all collapse into a single layer instead of forming molecules. The fact that particles are separated by empty space shows that there is also an attractive force between particles with similar charges. This force is strong enough to hold molecules together but weak enough to allow room for movement.

When two ions with different charges are brought close together, they experience a force of attraction or repulsion depending on the charges' signs and magnitudes. Ions with unlike charges attract one another while ions with like charges repel one another. These forces vary directly with the distance between the particles, so they decrease rapidly when the particles get closer together.

## What will happen when two like-charges are brought together under one roof?

Charges that are similar repel one other whereas charges that are dissimilar attract each other. Because the two similar charges are combined, they have no influence on each other. However, the positive charge now has new friends - three negative charges.

This is called "charge cancellation" and it's why charges inside of atoms work together instead of beating each other up. For example, two electrons in an atom share their opposite charges with each other and with the third neutral particle (the nucleus). This means that there are zero net forces acting on either pair of electrons since each one has a positive charge facing it. Thus, they can move around inside the atom without any difficulty.

When objects with charges equal in magnitude but opposite in sign are placed near one another, they will cancel out each other's electrical force if they are separated by more than 1/2 wavelength of the electromagnetic wave. If they are placed within 1/2 wavelength of one another, then both effects will occur simultaneously - the forces due to electrical attraction and magnetic induction will come into play.

It is also worth mentioning that unlike magnets, which always seek to align their magnetic fields, electrical charges may only want to be close together. They do not have to be aligned in order for electricity to flow from one object to another.

## What are the unlike charges?

As a result, everything is composed of charges. Charges that are diametrically opposed are attracted to one another (negative to positive). Similar charges repel each other (positive to positive or negative to negative). It's this phenomenon that allows atoms to exist without collapsing into a single mass, and molecules to stick together in organized structures.

An example used to explain this concept is that of two magnets. If you put them near each other, they will either attract or repel each other depending on which poles are facing outwards. With ordinary materials, this attraction or repulsion would only last as long as it takes for the electrons to realign their magnetic fields; but if you connect a wire between the magnets, this will create a circuit and keep them magnetized so they can act on each other even after the initial charge alignment has disappeared.

This is why doctors recommend that you not go swimming after eating. The salt in your body will want to enter the empty spaces where there are no charges, and this could lead to a dangerous situation if you're not careful. Better yet, wait at least an hour after eating before going in the water.

Another example used by scientists is the reaction between nitrogen and oxygen at high temperatures. Without going into too much detail, they found that there are different types of bonds that hold atoms together, and these bonds have different strengths.

## Which type of charge would be attracted to a positively charged object?

Another way to put it is that charges that are the same or "like" repel one other whereas charges that are opposite attract each other. Because opposing charges attract, negatively charged electrons are drawn to positively charged protons. This is why we can say that opposites attract - each other.

As well as atoms, molecules also attract or repel one another. For example, proteins are generally neutral but hormones and neurotransmitters can be positive or negative. This means that hormones and neurotransmitters can attract proteins or other hormones/neurotransmitters if they are both negative or positive. The overall charge of a protein plays an important role in determining how it will react with another protein (or molecule). If both proteins are negative or positive, then they will usually not interact directly with each other; instead, their interaction will be through another molecule called a ligand. Ligands can be any number of different substances such as oxygen, sulfur, or nitrogen. They play an important role in communicating information between cells.

In conclusion, opposites attract each other because they have opposite charges. Atoms and molecules also attract or repel one another based on their charges. This knowledge can help us understand why things like stars, planets, and humans are made of elements with different numbers of electrons. It also helps explain why some people are born with more electrons than others.

##### Mildred Bushby

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