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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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Silver is the best metal conductor, but graphene is the best overall material at conducting electricity. Graphene consists of carbon atoms arranged in extremely thin sheets, and has the lowest electrical resistance of an... More »

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The conducting abilities of water depends on the type of water or the purity of it. Pure water, that does not have any other elements in it is a better insulator of electricity than it is a conductor. The opposite holds ... More »

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