Electricity

Zaishary Reynoso P. 03 11/16/2015

Conductors

Define the Vocabulary
  • Conductors are materials that permit electrons to flow freely from particle to particle.
Comparing and Constrating
  • The conductors may conduct electricity, the insulators do not conduct electricity and acts as a semiconductor or insulating coductor depends on the electronic field capable of conducting electricity and an insulator worse than conductors.

Example of Real Life

  • Humans, copper, radio waves, aluminium, silver, gold.

Semiconductors

Define The Vocabulary
  • A solid substance that has a conductivity between that of an insulator and that of most metals, either due to the addition of an impurity or because of temperature effects.

Comparing and Constrasting

  • The conductors may conduct electricity, the insulators do not conduct electricity and acts as a semiconductor or insulating coductor depends on the electronic field capable of conducting electricity and an insulator worse than conductors.

Example of Real Life

  • Graphite, silicon, germanium

Insulators

Define the Vocabulary
  • In a conductor, electric current can flow freely, in aninsulator it cannot. Metals such as copper typify conductors, while most non-metallic solids are said to be good insulators, having extremely high resistance to the flow of charge through them.

Comparing and Constrasting

  • The conductors may conduct electricity, the insulators do not conduct electricity and acts as a semiconductor or insulating coductor depends on the electronic field capable of conducting electricity and an insulator worse than conductors.

Example of Real Life

  • Polyethylene, glass, many ceramics, rubber, PVC, paper, mica.