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How exactly does air neutralize charged objects?
For example, at what rate does air neutralize a copper sphere of radius R and net charge Q? I assume that the rate may vary depending on the surface area and amount of charge but what physical process takes place? Consider the upper limit of the net charge to be below what would cause a spark in the air. I would really appreciate a full physical explanation along with a quantitative analysis.