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Lightening is a discharge of________? a. magnetic force      c. conduction b....

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sfg13165 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) Honors

Posted May 12, 2010 at 10:21 AM via web

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Lightening is a discharge of________?

a. magnetic force      c. conduction

b. static electrictity   d. insulation

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted May 13, 2010 at 12:06 AM (Answer #1)

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Lightning is a flash of light caused by discharge of static electricity between clouds. Although most of the lightening is between clouds it can also take place between a cloud and the ground. Thus the correct option for the given fill in the blank question is:

Lightning is a discharge of static electricity.

Thus among the given options, the option 'b' is right.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted September 30, 2014 at 11:31 PM (Answer #2)

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Lightening is a discharge of  static electricity,

Lightning is described as a powerful sudden flow of electricity (an electrostatic discharge) accompanied by thunder that occurs during an electric storm.

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