Does Ice conduct electricity?

Asked by mythili Suresh | 3rd Oct, 2014, 04:57: PM

Expert Answer:

The ice cubes doesn't conduct electricity. This is because-
  • Conductors of electricity allow the electricity to flow through them.
  • The electric current is passed through a conductor by the sea of electrons present within it.
  • The electric current will flow only if these electrons move freely.
  • When water is frozen; the mobility or the movement of the electrons within the ice is significantly decreased.
  • As the icy lattice structure of the ice cube is formed, the electrons become rigid and dosen’t flow. Thus the ability of ice to conduct electricity is negligible.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 3rd Oct, 2014, 11:47: PM