Posted: Apr 20, 2018 8:23 am
by Yaniv
Thommo wrote:
I'm not sure how you'd deduce that without an equation governing force, charge and distance. Or are we to assume Coulomb's law here?
However, you don't have to put the balloon near the wall for the test. If you're right a statically charged balloon should fall much, much, much faster than a non statically charged balllon. This would be easily testable in your own home.

In my theory charged particles at close proximity to each other interact more strongly than charged particles at a distance.
In my theory a neutral balloon has a positive charge. If the negative charge added to a balloon is insufficient to turn the balloon negative both balloons should fall at the same rate.