Tue May 08, 2012 By: Anagha Av

conductance of electrolytic solutions

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Tue May 08, 2012
Resistance is the hindrance to the flow of charge. For an electron, the journey from terminal to terminal is not a direct route. 
Resistance is directly related to the length of a wire. Greater the length more the resistance and hence more heat loss.
The longer the wire, the more resistance that there will be. There is a direct relationship between the amount of resistance encountered by charge and the length of wire it must traverse. After all, if resistance occurs as the result of collisions between charge carriers and the atoms of the wire, then there is likely to be more collisions in a longer wire. More collisions mean more resistance.
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