Why are paper clips attracted to magnets?

Answer Hold a standard "gem" style paper clip and a magnet close enough together, and they will attract enough to stick together because of the material from which most paper clips are made.MaterialsMost ... Read More »

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Is steel attracted to magnets?

Iron is a ferromagnetic material, which means that it is magnetic at room temperature. Steel is an alloy made primarily of iron. Because of steel's high iron content, a magnet will attract objects ... Read More »

Is aluminum attracted to magnets?

Aluminium can be described as a paramagnetic material, insofar as it is attracted very weakly to magnets–and can, itself, become a very weak magnet–at low temperatures. However, its magnetic at... Read More »

Are magnets attracted to cotton?

Magnets are not attracted to cotton. Materials that magnets attract are known as ferromagnetic materials. Metals such as iron, nickel, and cobalt are attracted to magnets as are metal alloys that c... Read More »

What is the origin of paper clips?

Samuel B. Fay patented the first clip made from bent wire in 1867 to fasten paper tags to fabric. In 1877, Erlman J. Wright patented a clip for newspapers. More designs came along in the 1890s, inc... Read More »