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What is an insulator?

Insulators are materials that impede the free flow of electrons from atom to atom and molecule to molecule. Many things can be insulators. Some examples are rubber, glass, and paper.

More Info On Insulators

The particles of the insulator do not permit the free flow of electrons. Insulators conduct electricity poorly or not at all. The electrons are bound tightly and will only move if an extremely high voltage is applied. Insulators are essential in electrical engineering, stopping current flowing where it should not.