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The flow of electrons is opposite to the direction of the flow of current as electron is negatively charged . Then why current is defined as the flow of electrons through the conductor though current travels from positive to negative terminal.
Asked by suneethasri83 | 01 Jan, 2022, 02:59: PM
Expert Answer
Just like water or gas flow from high pressure region to low pressure region ,
Electric current flow is considered from higher electrical potential to lower electrical potential
as shown in figure.
 
Obviuosly, Electric current is flow of electrons in the conductor.
But electrons get repulsive force in lower electric potential so electrons move away from lower electrical potential .
 
Also electrons get attractive force in higher electric potential and get attracted towards higher electric potential.
 
Hence electrons flow from lower electric potential to higher electric potential.
 
Hence conventioal current flow and electron flow are in opposite directions.
Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 01 Jan, 2022, 04:55: PM
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