Why should materials not be classified as insulators? Can you suggest a more appropriate term instead of 'insulator'?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Most substances classified as insulators can actually conduct electricity under special circumstances. Thus the term 'insulator' is misleading. A better term is 'poor conductor'.   

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM