What is the basic difference betwwen a conductor and an insulator?

Asked by  | 29th Mar, 2008, 04:11: PM

Expert Answer:

In conductors there are a large number of free electrons. On application of an electric field the electrons start moving.

In insulators the electrons are tightly bound and they do not move in spite of application of strong electric fields.

Answered by  | 4th May, 2008, 09:31: PM

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