Asked in Elements and Compounds
Elements and Compounds
Silver is a better electrical conductor than copper but is rarely used for electrical purpose give 1 reason for this?
The cost is the sole reason not to use silver. Its value outweighs its usefulness in this capacity. That is not quite true Besides its monetary value it has a tendency to tarnish which eventually defeat the conductivity purposes
Which is a better thermal conducter wood or silver?
Silver is both a better thermal and electrical conductor than wood, by many orders of magnitude. ...
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Is sodium a better electrical conductor than francium?
It is supposed that francium is a better electrical conductor.
Is water a better conductor of electricity then silver?
no, water is NOT a better conductor of electricity then silver
Asked in Inventions, Physics, Chemistry, Metal and Alloys
Is mercury the best conductor of heat?
No, it is not. The best thermal conductor among the metals is silver, and it is the best electrical conductor as well. There is a general "rule" in the natural world that thermal and electrical conductivity are proportionate among metals; they "track" together. If a metal is a better thermal conductor than another metal, it will be a better electrical conductor as well. It should be noted that the best thermal conductor of all known materials is the allotrope of carbon we...
Asked in Physics
What metal has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity?
At room temperature, silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all the (known) metals. Note that diamond, an allotrope of carbon, is a poor electrical conductor but is several times better as a thermal conductor than silver. Carbon is a nonmetal, of course, but it was worth mentioning as both a comparison and a curiousity. ...
Why is silver a good conductor of electricity than copper?
Silver is a better conductor of electricity than copper.
Asked in Electrical Wiring
Which is a better conductor of electricity gold or silver?
Silver is the better conductor of the two elements, in fact it is the best. Gold comes in after copper and before aluminium. ...
Asked in Science
Silver is the best electrical conductor but why?
Silver is the best known conductor, but in an oxygen rich environment it tarnishes. Silver is used in specialized equipment, such as satellites, and as a thin plating to mitigate skin effect losses at high frequencies. In the Lunar outdoors, (in a vacuum where it can't tarnish), silver would be a marginally better, if heavier, conductor than copper, and a way better, but much heavier, conductor than aluminum. Silver is not known to be available on the Moon. Taken from: http://www.lunarpedia.org/index.php?title=Electrical_Conductors ...
Is water a better conductor of electricity than silver?
No, water is not a better conductor of electricity than silver. Water can become a better conductor in acidic medium(by decreasing its pH). But it may split up into Hydrogen & Oxygen. ...
Asked in Electricity and Magnetism, Chemistry
Is gold the best electrical conductor?
No, gold is not the best conductor. At room temperature, silver is a slightly better conductor. The best electrical conductors are the so-called superconductors, which are materials that only exhibit the property of superconductivity at very low (cryogenic) temperatures. When exhibiting the property of superconductivity, they have a resistance of zero. ...
Asked in Gold and Precious Metals
Is nickel a better electrical conductor than gold?
At room temperature, gold will conduct electricity better than almost any other element other than silver. ...