The following are a few examples of effects of motion which have caused us to draw wrong conclusions because of the evidence of our eyes.
In an electrolyte solution, oxygen, a negative gas, is found at the positive pole, and hydrogen, a positive gas, is found at the negative pole. The evidence of one's eyes leads one to the conclusion that opposite charges attract each other.
Let us review the facts. Water is, admittedly, a depolarized stable compound in which the identities of the separate elements have been lost. Hydrogen and oxygen, unstable elements admittedly, do not exist in water as hydrogen and oxygen. They have given up their separate properties of plus equilibrium and minus equilibrium in order to become stabilized. Water is the result of the neutralization of the positive gas hydrogen and the negative gas oxygen which have as effectively short-circuited each other into an equilibrium as a heavy wire touching the poles of a storage battery short-circuits it into an equilibrium. When an electric current is passed through this equilibrium, a contractive action takes place in the positive pole and an expansive action in the negative pole. This has the effect in electric action that a pump would have if placed between two tanks of air of equal pressure to draw the air out of one to force it into the other.
The active force proceeds in one direction and the reactive force in the other. The water is polarized. This means that every atom in equilibrium becomes opposed. And as this pumping process takes place the water ceases to be water. The poles become so arranged that they attract and repel each other in growing preponderances. The result is that the two unstable units which, when united into one are water, are now, when separated into two, hydrogen and oxygen.
This relation of increasing preponderances in accordance with the intensity of the charge is what we know as the stored energy of the battery, which has the ability to do work. In other words, the stable condition has become unstable. The degree of instability generated is the degree of charge in the battery. Its intensity is the measure of its desire for equilibrium as expressed in pressure. The electric oscillations of the charging current have imparted electric oscillations to the battery poles through the medium of the electrolyte.
The positive pole draws the positive charge out of every atom of the water near it, leaving the water in a negative condition, a minus unstable condition, and the pole in a plus or positive condition. It is then oxygen, a mass of minus equilibrium potential energy.
The water near the negative pole, on the contrary, loses its stability through attracting the positive charge pumped from the negative pole thus putting the water in a plus condition and the pole in a minus condition. It is then hydrogen, a mass of plus potential energy. Hydrogen has not been attracted to the negative pole, for there was no hydrogen there to be thus "attracted." For the same reason oxygen has not been "attracted" to the positive pole. Both of these gases were "manufactured" at these positions by becoming polarized, and when the process was finished, they were thrust aside so that more water could come into position to be pumped apart into its component parts by polarization.
It seems never to have occurred to anybody that if like charges repel each other all substance would disassociate, for each like part would repel each like part. It is well known that each part of any decomposing compound will attract each like part to itself, like atom to like atom and like substance to like substance. All like substances are similarly "charged," or, more properly speaking, similarly polarized. Genero-Radiative Concept
2.21 - Male-Father and Female-Mother Intermingle
2.22 - Voiding - an Effect of Desire and Will Force
2.23 - Male-Father-Syntropic and Female-Mother-Entropic Swirling Cosmic Dance
7B.11 - Hydrogen
15.02 - Liberating Ozone from Water
Electrolysis - Russell
Figure 2.14 - Intermingled Male Father Syntropic and Female Mother Entropic
Law of Transformation of Forces
Part 15 - Dissociating Water