Gaining and Losing Charge

[highlight]When [b]polythene[/b] and [b]cloth[/b] are rubbed against each other, the [i]cloth loses electrons and becomes positively charged[/i], while the [i]polythene gains electrons, and becomes negatively charged[/i].This causes them to attract. [/highlight] [highlight]If a plastic rod is rubbed with a duster, it attracts small pieces of paper.[/highlight] [highlight]When a balloon is rubbed against a jumper it can stick to a wall. Some dusters are designed to become charged so that they attract dust.[/highlight] [highlight]When a comb is used on hair, the hair loses charge, and the comb gains charge, making them attract[/highlight] [img src='https://res.cloudinary.com/deylrqt2d/image/upload/v1487722144/Hair_wvvhxr.jpg']