Explain why a charged halloon is repelled by another charged balloon whereas an uncharged balloon is attracted by another charged balloon

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Explain why a charged halloon is repelled by another charged balloon whereas an uncharged balloon is attracted by another charged balloon.
Answer:
The nature of charges present on the surface of charged balloons are similar. Since like charges repel each other, two charged balloons repel each other. When a charged body is brought near an uncharged body, the uncharged body acquires charges on its surface caused by the induction of charges. The charges are of opposite nature in relation to the charged body. Since unlike charges attract each other, a charged body always attracts an uncharged body. Hence, an uncharged balloon is attracted by another charged balloon.