if an electrically uncharged body is contacted by an electrically charged body,the uncharged body will? A)develop the opposite charge as the charged body. B)remain na neutrally charged body. C)develop the same charge as the charged body. D)neutralize the charged body.
The correct answer is B) remain neutrally charged. When an electrically uncharged body comes into contact with an electrically charged body, the charges redistribute themselves in order to achieve a state of equilibrium. This redistribution results in the uncharged body obtaining a charge that is equal in magnitude but opposite in sign to the charged body. In other words, if the charged body is positively charged, the uncharged body will develop a negative charge. Similarly, if the charged body is negatively charged, the uncharged body will develop a positive charge. However, since the uncharged body started off with no charge, it will still remain overall neutral after the redistribution of charges. Therefore, option B) is the correct answer.