Electricity

Conductors,Semiconducors,and Insulators.

Conductors

Conductors: are materials that freely allow the flow of electrons with very little resistance.


Examples: Water, Copper,and Iron.


Real world Examples: They put a little bit of copper on a wire to conduct more current flow.


Conductors let electrons flow freely while semiconductors stop some of the electrons flow.

Semiconductors

Semiconductors: are materials that do not let electrons flow freely but do not directly stop them either.


Examples: Silicon is used in Computer Chips.


Real world Examples: Silicon is used in Computer Chips to keep the computer from overheating.


Unlike Insulators, Semiconductors only stop some of electron flow.



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Silicon

Insulators

Insulator: are materials that stop the flow of electrons with very high resistance.


Examples: Glass, Dry Air,and Rubber.



Unlike Conductors Insulators completely stop electron flow .

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