Asked Nov 29, 2019

Explain the difference between a conductor, an insulator, and a semiconductor. Give an example of each to illustrate your comparison.


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The materials which allow electricity to pass through them very easily are generally called conductors. In other words, we can also say that conductors are those substances which conduct electricity very easily. Conductors usually have very low resistances, which makes easier to pass the electricity through them. Examples: silver, copper, aluminium, gold, iron, brass.

On the other hand, the Insulators do not allow electricity to pass through them easily. Insu...

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