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An electroscope is a scientific instrument. It is used to detect electric charges. It can detect electric charges because of the electrostatic forces. The first electroscope was invented by William Gilbert.[1]

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  1. Fleming, John Ambrose (1911). "Electroscope" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 9 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 239.