Which wire is best for electricity either copper or aluminium?
That depends on the application you have in mind. Copper is 'best' for conducting
electric current from place to place without loss. Aluminum is 'best' for keeping cost of installations down or where weight of the conductor is a factor. A larger conductor size has to be used when using aluminum wire to carry the same current as a copper wire.
Aluminum also has some issues backing out of connectors so its important to make sure the connectors are tight. The current is actually carried on the surface of the conductor, which is why stranded wire is better than solid wire, more surface area, but more expensive. Hence aluminum has been substituted for copper. Some applications will use steel wire and "flash coat" the steel wire with copper, so the surface is copper the base is steel.
Silver,copper, and aluminium.
Silver is the best conductor of electricity. Following this is copper, gold and then aluminium.
Silver is the best conductor of electricity, with copper a close second. Gold is third on the list followed by aluminium. Power distribution systems commonly use copper for underground power lines and aluminium for overhead lines.
Silver is the best conductor of electricity. Following this is copper, gold and then aluminium. It is conductive because the metal element has free electrons in its outer valance shell.
Silver is the better conductor of the two elements, in fact it is the best. Gold comes in after copper and before aluminium.
They are the most cost effective while maintaining good conductivity for electricity. Gold is the best conductor, but is too costly to make into wires.
Of the metal elements, the three named in the question all have very good conductivity properties. Four metals that are associated with electricity starting from the best are, silver, copper, gold and then aluminium. Cost rules out the first and third in the list leaving copper and aluminium as the most common conductors used the electrical trade today.
Silver is the best conductor. Gold runs a close second and is used primarily on contact surfaces because of it's resistance to corrosion. Copper is next, followed by aluminium. Comment Copper is a better conductor than gold.
metals are the best conductor of heat and electricity. because the metals contains free electrons. the best conductor is silver (Ag). Metals like silver, copper & aluminium are good conductor of eleectricity as well as of heat.
Copper is used for most wiring because it is the best conductor of electricity (after silver), so is used in house wiring. However copper is heavy (dense) and for overhead power lines aluminium is the preferred material, to simplify the design of pylons.
Copper is the best conductor of electric current apart from silver, and silver is too expensive to use for electrical circuitry, so copper is used instead. Copper is only slightly worse as a conductor. +++ Aluminium is also used, in certain applications anyway, as it is cheaper than copper but very slightly less conductive.
Copper is a better conductor of electricity than gold.
Glass is the worst conductor of these, copper is the best.
Silver is the best conductor of heat, closely followed by copper. Silver and copper are also the best conductors of electricity.
Pure metals, silver. Then copper, gold and aluminium.
Copper is the best conductor of electricity. It is in the d block.
Yes it can conduct electricity. It's the second best conductor of electricity after Silver. Almost all of the electrical wires are made of copper. Yes it can
Silver is the best conductor of electricity, and as it is costly, copper is widely used.
No, it is the second best next to silver.
Copper is the best because it holds and distributes the heat evenly. However cookware with copper is expensive.
aluminium, stainless seel
Then there would be no copper in the world. Copper is a good electrical conductor (one of the best, in fact), but silver is even better. Aluminium is also acceptable; the wires need to be larger, but aluminium is less dense so on a pound for pound basis that's still okay.
It is silver that is the best conductor of electricity among the metals. Gold and copper are next behind it.
Gold is the best conductor followed by silver then copper then Aluminium
The more pure the better. Pure copper.
the best conductor of electricity is silver and next is copper.
Copper is the best conductor of electricity other than silver.
No. Copper is a metal and will conduct both heat and electricity very well.
copper is the best?
Silver, copper, and gold conduct electricity best.
Hi Gold an copper are good conductors of electricity because their electrons have a free movement. Copper is one of the best and cheapest conductor of electricity.
Is this question asking about the best conductor of heat or the best conductor of electricity? Copper is the best conductor of heat and electricity for most ordinary household and industrial purposes and it is much cheaper to buy than either silver or gold. For extreme conditions - such as military or scientific applications - gold is the best conductor of electricity and liquid sodium is the best conductor of heat, but they are very… Read More
Well metal elements are usually the best conductors of electricity
Copper is the second best conductor of electricity with low static resitivity (high conductivity) of 1.68 E-8. Gold is next with resitivity of 2.44 e -8
Copper is one of the best conductors for electricity.
They are the best electricity conductors
Because steel is not a good conductor of electricity. Copper is the best conductor for electricity.
Silver is the best conducter, followed by copper then gold.
metal copper and other metals make best conductors
Iron is a relatively poor conductor with just 14% of the conductivity (how well it conducts) of silver, which is the best metal conductor. The conductivity of copper, on the other hand, is 95% that of silver, and aluminium is 58%. So iron is NOT used in the manufacture of power cables, but copper and aluminium (being relatively cheap and plentiful) are.
Copper and aluminum are both used in cookware. Copper based pans are a little more expensive. Apart from Silver, copper is an excellent conductor of both heat and electricity.
The correct term is the conductivity of the metal. The conductivity of different metals can be found tables on the internet. Examples are: Silver (best) 6.30 x 10 to the power 7 S/m Copper 5.96 Gold 4.10 Aluminium 3.50 Tungsten 1.79 Copper is the most widely used metal for electric currents. Silver is 6% better while aluminium is 31% worse. However aluminium is used for overhead power lines because it is lighter and therefore the… Read More
copper because it used in the bottom of the plots. THANK U
Not 100% sure but i think gold, silver and copper ar the best
The most common metallic conductors are copper and aluminium. The very best metallic conductor is silver which, because of its cost, is only used for special applications such as coatings for electrical contacts, etc. Copper has about 95% of the conductivity of silver, and aluminium has about 58% of the conductivity of silver.
silver is best, of any substance. followed by:copper gold and aluminumm It is silver that is the best conductor of electricity among the metals. Gold and copper are next behind it.
Yes, Pencil Lead does conduct Electricity. Copper, Gold and Silver though are the best conductors.
Normally cables are made from either Aluminium or Copper as these are the two best cunductors apart from Silvier which is too expensive. These materials are ideal for use as cables as they can be easily shaped. Water is a liquid and therefore could not be used to make a wire as a solid is needed for this. add and as soon as you've gotten more than a couple of volts, the water will be… Read More
Silver is the best, but copper is nearly as good, and more practical for widespread use.
Good conductors of electricity are copper, aluminum, and silver. In all elements that can conduct electricity, silver was said as the best, in terms of conducting electricity.