Why is the direction of current opposite to that of flow of electrons??

Asked by Vasavi GS | 18th Oct, 2013, 11:08: AM

Expert Answer:

This is because the conventional definition of a current flow is "the flow of positive charges" (from positive to negative terminal). However, positive charges in conductor do not move, it is only the electrons that are movable.

Hence the electrons will move towards the positive terminal, therefore is in the opposite direction of conventional current.

 

Answered by Faiza Lambe | 18th Oct, 2013, 11:40: AM

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