Silver is the most electrically and thermally conductive metal. Other metals with a high level of electrical conductivity are copper and gold. More »

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 »

Copper conducts heat well because its atoms contain only one free valence electrons in the outer shell. Elements with a low number of valence electrons transfer heat the best, and copper has only one. More »

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 »

According to NEWTON, ice can conduct electricity, but it's a very poor conductor. Water doesn't conduct electricity; impurities in the water (ions) do, and ions don't tunnel around very quickly in frozen water. More »

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 »

Iron is a conductor of electricity. Its electrical resistivity is 9.71 microohm centimeter. In comparison to copper, it is a poorer conductor of electricity. Nevertheless, generally, it is considered a good conductor of ... More »