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A gold leaf electroscope is positively charged. An earthed metal plate is now brought near the top of the electroscope. What is the effect on charge, potential and capacitance of the electroscope?

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The charge would remain constant.
The potential shall decrease.
The capacitance shall increase.
The phenomenon of electrostatic induction was first discovered by Gray in 1729.
answered May 28, 2014 by meena.p