why does the current flow from negative to positive ?
why does the current flow in the direction opposite to electrons in the circuit?
 

Asked by Anju Charan | 11th Jun, 2015, 03:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The actual flow of electrons is from negative to positive terminal of a cell. The electric current is due to the direction of flow of electrons in metals. Direction of the current is always from higher potential to lower potential. Negative terminal is at lower potential and positive terminal is at higher potential.

Thus, the direction of flow of current in a circuit is opposite to the direction of flow of electrons.

Answered by Priyanka Kumbhar | 12th Jun, 2015, 11:20: AM