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Offline The Scientist

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Do all metals conduct electricity?
« on: 17/12/2010 11:28:24 »
Can we also judge an element which conducts electricity to be a metal? Please share your answers with us thanks!


 

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Do all metals conduct electricity?
« Reply #1 on: 17/12/2010 11:49:34 »
All metals conduct electricity, but some, such as Aluminium and Titanium, are relatively poor conductors by comparison to copper.

Can we also judge an element which conducts electricity to be a metal?

No. Carbon is a very efficient electrical conductor for starters and it cannot be considered to be a metal.
 

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Do all metals conduct electricity?
« Reply #2 on: 17/12/2010 15:57:02 »
Can we also judge an element which conducts electricity to be a metal? Please share your answers with us thanks!
All metals are good conductors of electricity. If a material is a good electrical conductor, however, it's not necessarily a metal, for example a water solution of salt.
 

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Do all metals conduct electricity?
« Reply #3 on: 17/12/2010 17:31:30 »
All metals at particular conditions conduct electricity. So, some conditions make denial a metal its ability to conduct electricity.
 

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