THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE CHARGE
Atoms are made of three subatomic particles: neutrons, protons and electrons. Neutrons don’t have any charge in itself. Protons are carrying positive charge, and electrons are carrying a negative charge. We know, positive and negative charges are attracting each other, while positive-positive and negative-negative are repelling each other. But what is exactly the difference between positive and negative charge? What it means a positive or negative charge?
To understand this, we have to think outside the limitations of the words, language and symbols. Scientists gave terms ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ charges, and they gave it with reason. But at the end of the day, these are only terms, names and words. They could come up with some different ideas as well. But lets now just for a moment forget about the words ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ charge. Lets make it more simple. So, there are two types of charges. They just exist. Two types of charges. And that it is it. Very simple. Charges from the same type are repelling each other, and charges of different type are attracting each other. And that is it. Now, how we are going to call them, that doesn’t matter. (positive-negative, up-down, day-night.) … The name is not important. It is only important that two types of charges are existing.
Just like a man and woman. Man has a different charge than woman and they are attracting each other and they are creating chemistry. And we gave them names, ‘man’ and ‘woman’. Also we could give them different names, for example, instead of ‘man and woman’, we could call them ‘positive person and negative person’. That is not important. Only what is important is that there are two types of persons. In the same way, there are two types of charge.
What we call positive charge, we could also call it negative charge instead. Words are really not important. We have two different types of charges and we had to name them somehow.