# Whats the resistivity of copper?

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Resistivity allows us to compare different conductors' abilities to transmit electric current that is independent of the physical dimensions of the conductors.

Resistivity is defined as 'the resistance of a unit length of a substance with a uniform cross-section'. In SI, the unit of measurement of resistivity is the ohm metre; in US customary units, it is expressed in ohm circular mil per foot.

So, to finally answer your question, the resistivity of copper is 17.5x10-9 ohm metres at 20oC. To find the resistance of a copper conductor, you can then use the equation:

resistance = resistivity x (area / length)

The resistivity of copper depends on the temperature it which it is measured. At 25°C, it is about 17 nΩ.m, or 1.7 µΩ.cm.

The resistance of a conductor is then p * L / A, where p is the above number.
So for a wire with a length of 1 m (i.e. 100 cm), and a cross sectional area of 2 cm², the resistance is 17e-6 * 100 / 2 = 85 µΩ
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# What is resistance?

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# How do you calculate diameter of a copper wire conductor and how do we calculate resistance of a copper wire conductor of a particaular length?

Answer . You go to the NEC and look at the chart for developed length and the ambient temperature and the load factor and if it solid or stranded wire as stranded allows for more voltage

# How do you measure deterioration of copper amapacity or resistance as stranded copper cable heats or ages Is their a device to do this?

Answer . The proper way to do this is to measure the voltage from end-to-end while a known current flows through it. Measuring the resistance directly is often very hard without special equipment (which does the measurement as described above).

# Whats the difference between aluminum wires and copper wires?

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# What is resistivity?

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# Whether the resistivity of copper or its alloy is greater?

Copper alloy is often used in preference to pure copper due to its hardenss. Pure metals are usually soft and can be cut easily. They are not suitable for making any hard bodies. Therefore, alloys are used.

# What is a resistance?

Resistance is the opposition to flow or movement. Resistance in a a mechanical system could be friction, wind, gravity. Resistance in an electrical circuit is the limiting or opposition to current flow. It is measured in Ohms. Ohms law is: V=I/R V=Voltage (volts) I=Current (amps) R=R ( Full Answer )

# Whats the resistivity of copper at 0 degrees?

Answer . resistivity to what? Electrical current? Heat transfer? what kind of copper? zero degrees Celsius?

# How do you calculate resistivity of copper wire?

(rho) or resistivity of a "wire" is calculated using this formule: rho = Resistance x Area / length of material the resistivity of copper is 1.7 x 10 -8 ohm/m Resistivity is measured in ohm metres, NOT ohms per metre!

# Whats the formula equation for Copper metal reacting with silver nitrate solution to make silver metal and copper II nitrate?

If the reaction includes copper (II): Cu + 2AgNO3 yields 2Ag + Cu(NO3)2 If the reaction includes copper (I): Cu + AgNO3 yields Ag + Cu(NO3) Then spectator ions are dis regarded: 2Ag[ion] + Cu[metal] --> 2Ag[metal] + Cu[2+ ion]

# How good is copper at resisting corrosion?

The corrosion resistance of copper is great! But if the hardness was better and the strength it would be way better than titanium in some cases (not the melting point)!!!

# A piece of copper wire was cut into n equal parts these parts are connected in parallel how will the resistance of the parallel combination compare with the resistance of the wire?

The resulting resistance of the parallel combination will be the resistance of the original wire divided by n squared.

# Will an increase of applied voltage decrease the resistance of a copper conductor?

No, the resistance is fixed by the cross section and length of the conductor and does not vary with voltage.

# Does the length of copper wire affects its resistivity?

No. Resistivity is a physical constant, and is unaffected by the dimensions of the wire.

# The resistance of a copper conductor will decrease with an increase of applied voltage?

No, the resistance of a copper conductor does not vary according to applied voltage. It is constant for a given wire size, and only varies with temperature.. Of course, current through a conductor causes it to heat, so current, not voltage, indirectly causes a change in resistance.

# What has more resistance a nichrome wire or a copper wire?

Nichrome wire has such high resistance that it is used to convert electrical energy into heat. Many heating elements are made from nichrome. Copper wire has the best conductivity, for the price, of any metal.

# Whats the reaction of a zinc and copper sulphate?

u cant really do that because copper sulphate already a compound so if u already did one chemical reaction, u cant do another on top of it

# Why is copper more resistant than metals like iron?

Metals like Iron are said to be more electropositive than copper- that is they tend to react by losing electrons and forming positive ions. So the more electropositive they are the more vigorously they should react to form positive ions. A better method of determining the tendendency of a metal to ( Full Answer )

# What would not reduce resistance in a copper wire?

Resistance will only be reduced by changing the thickness of thewire or the wire's temperature. It's apparent impedance can bechanged by placing it in an electric field as well.

# What is the electrical resistance of 18 awg copper wire?

18 AWG copper wire is equivalent to 0.75mm 2 nominal. The resistance of a particular copper wire depends on a number of factors like ambient temperature, the type and number of strands of conductor, when plated, the type of plating metal (e.g. tin, silver), etc. A good value to use for solid #18 A ( Full Answer )

# What ia Standard of dc loop resistance of copper cable?

It depends on the length of th cable and the diameter of the coppercable used.

# Resistance of a copper conductor will decrease with an increase of applied voltage?

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# What does not reduce resistance in a copper wire?

-- winding the wire into a coil -- changing its price -- tie-wrapping it to the outside of a conduit -- shining a flashlight on it -- exposing it to loud noises -- changing the color of its insulating jacket Resistance will only be reduced by changing the thickness / physical dimensions (15 sm ( Full Answer )

# How does the resistance of a tungsten light bulb compare to the resistance of a copper wire?

The resistance of a tungsten light bulb is greater than the resistance of a copper wire. In addition, as the bulb get hotter, the resistance increases, due to the positive resistance to temperature coefficient of the filament.

# What is the current in a copper wire that has a resistance of 4 ohms and is connected to a 9-volt electrical source?

I = E/R = 9/4 = 2.25 Ampere The wire is dissipating 20.25 watts, and is getting pretty hot.

# Does copper have low or high resistance?

It's a good conducter , but the resistance depends on the thickness of the cable .

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# Why does copper have a low resistance?

Because it is a metal so has lots of free electrons which when connected to a circuit detach from the atoms and move around the circuit. This produces a high current, so resistance will be low as current is high.

# Is copper has low resistivity or low resistance?

Copper is a material - although you can make objects from it. Resistivity is a property of materials. Resistance is a property of objects - it depends on the resistivity of the material the object is made of, the shape and size of the object, and also of where you connect to take your measurement. ( Full Answer )

# From copper and manganin which has higher resistance?

The question is actually wrong, they can both have the same resistance if configured differently, the real question should be which has a higher resistivity which is the electrical resistance found in a standard amount of each material. In this case Manganin has a higher resistivity than copper.

# Does copper or iron have a lower resistance?

Copper is second in conduction only to silver, but as silver oxidizes (forms a non-conductive layer) easily, copper is considered the most practical conductor. As conduction is essentially the opposite of resistance, copper has a lower resistance than iron.

# Will the resistance of a copper conductor decrease with an increase in the applied voltage?

If all environmental conditions remain constant then the resistance will not change appreciably with applied voltage, but the current will increase. An increase in current will raise the temperature of the conductor which will increase the resistance somewhat.

# What length of a copper wire 0.800-melimmeter in diameter has a resistance of 100 ohm?

Work it out for yourself. The equation you will need to use is: resistance = resistivity x (cross-sectional area / length) Manipulate the equation to make 'length' the subject, and use 17.25 x 10 -9 ohm metres as the value of resistivity.

# What doesn't affect the resistance of a uniform circular copper wire?

Is either; A. the length of the wire B. the diameter of the wire c. the location of the wire D. the temperature of the wire

# How electrical resistance can be measured in copper and aluminium?

Same as for any other substance: Apply a voltage and measure the current flow. (Resistance equals voltage divided by the current flow.)

# What is an alloy of copper and nickel used in electrical resistance wire?

Alloy wires of copper and nickel come in many varieties and are sometimes called cupro-nickels. They can be found containing: . Copper with 10% nickel . Copper with 30% nickel . Copper with 25% nickel with 0.05-0.4% manganese . Copper with 45% nickel (also known as constantan) Alloy wire ( Full Answer )

# What is an alloy of copper and nickel used in electrical resistance called?

cupro-nickel is the term referring to copper / nickel alloys. The particular alloy used in electrical resistors has 45% nickel, and is called constantan . See related link.

# What is the specific resistance of copper and aluminum?

The specific resistance of copper is 1.678 microohm-cm and for aluminium it is 2.650 microohm-cm

# Does copper have a higher resistance to electron flow than aluminum?

No, copper has a lower resistance to electron flow than aluminum for a given cross sectional area. So if two cables have the same diameter, the copper one will conduct electricity better than aluminum. However, an aluminum cable of the same weight as copper will conduct electricity better than cop ( Full Answer )

# What length of a copper wire 0.800-mm in a diameter has a resistance of 100 ohm's?

R = rho * L / pi r^2 So L = pi r^2 R / rho r = 0.400 X 10^-3 m R = 100 ohm rho = to be noted in a data book Plugging these known values we can compute the value of length in meter'

# Can copper and alluminium wire of same length and diameter have same resistance?

No, there'll be a difference in resistance. Aluminum has moreresistance than copper does, although it still a low resistancewire.

# Why doubiling the radius of a copper wire leads to decreasing its resistance to one quarter?

If you double the radius of a wire then its cross-sectional areagoes up by a factor of four. Put in the simplest way, this meansthat there's four times as much space for electrons to flow alongthe wire, hence one quarter the resistance.

# Does a short copper wire have more resistance then a long one?

No. Other things being equal, a long wire has more resistance than a short wire.

# What is the resistance of a 3.5 m length of copper wire 1.5 mm in diameter?

Resistivity of Copper = 1.68x10^-8 radius of wire = 1.7x10^-3m/2 =8.5x10^-4 A =pi*(8.5x10^-4)^2 = 2.310^-6m^2 Plugging in thenumbers: R = 2.6x10^-2 = .026 Ohms

# What is the resistance of a 6 000 foot piece of 1 0 copper wire?

The answer depends on the cross sectional area of the wire. This is not given.

# Which copper wire would have the highest resistance?

The electrical resistance of a material is proportional to its length, and inversely proportion to its cross-section. So a long thin copper wire would have the greater resistance.

# Can we construct two wires of same length one of copper and one of iron that would have same resistance at the same temperature?

For a single temperature, yes. The copper wire will have a much smaller cross-section than the iron wire. For multiple temperatures, no. Copper and iron have different temperature coefficients for resistivity.

# What is more resistant (in terms of electricity) copper or aluminium?

Aluminum is a little more resistive; copper is the betterconductor. However, aluminum is a lot cheaper. However, silver is more conductive than copper, and gold is evenbetter. But those metals are FAR more expensive than copper oraluminum. We can achieve the same conductivity by using a thickeralumi ( Full Answer )