Why does a magnet always attract iron, not wood?

Jewel Hall

Jewel Hall

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2022-12-01

Why does a magnet always attract iron, not wood?

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Aurora Hutchinson

Aurora Hutchinson

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2022-12-02Added 10 answers

Iron is drawn to magnets due to the effect of their magnetic fields on the metal. Iron becomes magnetized when it is exposed to a magnetic field because the atoms start to align their electrons with the magnetic field's direction. The two magnetized objects then become attracted to one another as a result of this.

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