|MadSci Network: Physics|
I'm looking for a pattern. Some polymers (nylon, wool) tend to give up electrons easily and become positively charged with "static electricity", while other polymers (rayon, silk, polyester) tend to gain electrons. Does the polymer being a protein matter? Does beiong a polymenr have anything to do with it (after all, glass canbe charged easily)? Is there any pattern at all? What properties of the material make it a "keeper" or "looser" of electrons? I am dying to know and haven't found anything yet on the web.
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