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Some of the worst conductors of electricity include rubber, polymer and plastic. A bad electrical conductor is an object or material that does not allow electricity to flow freely through it. An insulator does not allow ... More »

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Metals are good conductors of electricity, because they have free electrons. These free electrons act as charge carriers in the metallic structure, allowing electric current to flow through the metal. More »

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Although many people think water conducts electricity well, pure water is a poor conductor since its molecules do not have free electrons to travel and thus transfer current. Pure water, however, rarely exists in nature.... More »

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