Electrostatic Forces Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Electrostatic Forces

Electrostatic forces
Electrostatic forces are forces caused by electric charge. PM Images/Getty Images

Electrostatic Forces Definition: 

The forces between particles that are caused by their electric charges.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electrostatic Forces Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrostatic-forces-604451. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 7). Electrostatic Forces Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrostatic-forces-604451 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Electrostatic Forces Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-electrostatic-forces-604451 (accessed December 13, 2017).