Mission SE3: Triboelectric Chaging

Mission SE3 pertains to the triboelectric charging process ("charging by friction"). The questions focus on what the process involves,  the result of the process, and the explanation in terms of electron movement. The mission consists of 40 questions organized into 11 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should be able to describe the method of triboelectric charging, identify the result of this charging method, and explain triboelectric charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.
  • The student should be able to relate the electron affinity of a material to the ultimate charge which a material acquires during the triboelectric charging process.


Launch Mission SE3


Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom - Static Electricity Unit, Lesson 2, Part a


Video Tutorials:

Triboelectric Charging




Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below: