Can a solution, which is a poor conductor of electricity according to our testers, ever allow electric current to pass through it? Give a common example.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, even if a solution seems to be a poor conductor of electric current, it might become a good conductor if a high voltage is applied on it.

A common example is air, which is a poor conductor according to all the testers we might devise, but still allows lightning, which is electric current, to pass through it.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM