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Why do magnets not conduct electricity?
Can a magnet conduct electricity?
Yes. Some magnets are based on conducting electricity. Electricity means moving charges, and moving charges create magnetic fields. Strong artificial magnets work this way. 'Permanent' magnets work by polarization (aligning of particles with a charge distribution), so that their magnetic fields add up. These aren't based on large-scale conducting of electricity, but as they are usually (always?) metallic, they do conduct electricity. Source: Griffiths.
Can magnets conduct electricity?
Whether or not a magnet can conduct electricity depends entirley on the material of which they are composed. If its a metal magnet, then more than likely, albeit poorly. A magnet can CREATE electricity, by inducing movement in the electrons of a copper wire, as you can see in a generator (copper wire coiled into a cylinder with magnets moving perpendicular to the coil)
Dose electricity create magnets or do magnets create eletricity?
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Do magnets conduct electricity?
Some magnets conduct electricity quite well. Others are pretty good insulators. If the magnet is made from metal, chances are that it will be a pretty good electrical conductor. If it is a ceramic magnet or one where magnetic particles are suspended in a non-conductive medium (like those flexible rubber fridge magnets that businesses like to distribute) then the magnet will usually be a very poor electrical conductor.