Gold is not the best electrical conductor. Silver is actually a better conductor. Gold is generally thought of as a better material to use because of it corrosion resistance. The reason why gold is conductive is the same reason why almost all conductive solids (and a few liquids) are conductive. They have free electrons (valence electons). Think of an atom. Around the nucleus, orbit the electrons. The electrons form into rings with a specific amount of electrons allowed in each ring. To be in good ballance, the atom wants to have the last ring to be completely full. So, elements that have a few extra electrons like Au and Ag try to get rid of them. Thus making them conduct electricity. (in laymans terms)
Yes. If you ignore "superconductors", gold is about the best conductor of heat and electricity.CommentSilver is the best conductor, followed by copper, then gold.
Gold and Silver
It is the 3rd best electrical conductor
Yes, gold is a very good conductor
For both electrical and thermal conductivity, Copper is the best of the three, then Gold, then Tungsten.
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.
Silver is the best electrical conductor. Copper is second. Gold is third. Aluminum is a good conductor but not for house wiring. It is used for high tension wires.
Best for what - gold, silver, copper, and aluminum all have advantages.
it is used because it is the best electrical conductor then copper then gold
Silver is the best electrical conductor between metals.
Different elements are used as an electrical conductor. Silver is most often used as an electrical conductor and copper and gold are also used.
gold is not the best conductor of electricity , silver is actually a better conductor than gold.
No! Its an excellent conductor.
Yes but it is a very poor conductor of electricity
Yes gold is. It is because it is a metal object. Silver is the best conductor while a lot of gold can conductor awesomely.
because gold is an excellent conductor of electricity and it is unreactive.
copper,a reddish-orange metal,is the best low-cost electrical conductor available
The best electrical conductor is silver, followed by copper. Gases can be made to conduct well when they're ionized.
Jewelry, Electrical conductor, radiation shielding
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 call diamond. Interestingly, diamond is an electrical insulator.
Copper is a better conductor of electricity than gold.
The best electrical conductor known is silver, not copper. Electrical resistivity of silver: 1,59.10-8 ohm.m Electrical resistivity of copper: 1,68.10-8 ohm.m A good electrical conductor has a very low electrical resistivity and a high electrical conductivity (the same principles for the thermal conductivity).