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# Lightning is produced when

 A) Similar charges of electricity rush towards each other and then get repelled B) clouds strike against impurities in air and the friction burns up these impurities C) strong opposite charges in different clouds break down the resistance offered by the intervening air D) water vapour produces electricity in the clouds

Answer:   C) strong opposite charges in different clouds break down the resistance offered by the intervening air

Explanation:

When the resistance of the air between breaks down the current flows from the positive cloud to the negative cloud in a flash which we call lightning . The difference of potential involves is very high.

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Answer & Explanation Answer: C) there will always be water just beneath the ice level

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