February 21, 2017

Homework Help: Science

Posted by Rachelle on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 6:42pm.

What type of charge moves through conductors? Explain how it moves.


Electrons are the current carriers in metals. Electrons have a negative charge. Electrons in metals are loosly bound to atoms, so an external electric field will cause them in their random movements to drift in the direction of the Electric field.

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