What is an electrostatic attraction?

kelseymh7 years ago
Homework? Or a gap in your past education?

Have you tried looking up electrostatics in Wikipedia? If that's too technical, you can follow the recommended link at the top of that page. In any event, that should provide you with a more coherent explanation than getting multiple brief answers here.

Could you be more specific with your question, in terms of how you think electrostatics are related to chemistry?

Opposite charges come together because opposites attract.

And you know: it ain't fiction. Just a natural fact.
They come together 'cause opposites attract.
with apologies to Paula Abdul.
;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy8xkDrXFA0
frollard7 years ago

Watch this.
Its the exact opposite of electrostatic repulsion.