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# Will He Get an Electric Shock If He Touches the Metal Sheet Next Morning? - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Physics

#### Question

A man fixes outside his house one evening a two metre high insulating slab carrying on its top a large aluminium sheet of area 1m2. Will he get an electric shock if he touches the metal sheet next morning?

#### Solution

Yes, the man will get an electric shock if he touches the metal slab next morning. The steady discharging current in the atmosphere charges up the aluminium sheet. As a result, its voltage rises gradually. The raise in the voltage depends on the capacitance of the capacitor formed by the aluminium slab and the ground.

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NCERT Solution for Physics Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Q: 37.2 | Page no. 92
Solution Will He Get an Electric Shock If He Touches the Metal Sheet Next Morning? Concept: Equipotential Surfaces.
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