2nd October 2019

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Why Copper is a good conductor?

The electrons can move freely through the metal. For this reason, they are known as free electrons. They are also known as conduction electrons, because they help copper to be a good conductor of heat and electricity. When an electric current flows in a wire, the electrons move through the wire.

People also ask, is Copper best conductor?

Copper is a good conductor of heat. This means that if you heat one end of a piece of copper, the other end will quickly reach the same temperature. Most metals are pretty good conductors; however, apart from silver, copper is the best.

Is Copper a good insulator of heat?

Obviously, string is an insulator, and copper is a conductor. As a general rule, substances which are good conductors of heat are also good conductors of electricity. Thus, all metals are conductors, whereas air, (pure) water, plastics, glasses, and ceramics are insulators.