Why solid conductors conduct electricity when placed in an electric field?

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

Expert Answer:

In solid conductors, free charges move randomly in all direction due to thermal agitation, and their net effect becomes zero. So, there will be no electric current inside the conductor. When electric field is applied, the electrons move in opposite direction to that of electric field and constitute the current.

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