Why do metals conduct electricity?

1 Answer
May 25, 2018

Low resistance, free electrons, efficient... See more below.


Metals conduct electricity well because they have a very low resistance that decreases the difficulty that there is for the current to pass through them (around 0.0001 ohms). They also have a lot of free electrons in them which provided the electricity to move more efficiently, consequently, copper (a metal #Cu#) is used to make wires.

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