Why do non metal objects have higher resistances? - ProProfs
     

Why do non-metal objects have higher resistances?

Why do non-metal objects have higher resistances?

Change Image    Delete

+ AnswerRequest Answer
...

1 Answer

C. Wasek

Love to do some charity work. Have a passion for writing and do it in my spare time

C. Wasek, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered on Dec 13, 2018

In a conductor, electric current can flow untethered, in an insulator it cannot flow. Metals such as copper are good energy conductors, while most non-metallic solids are good resistors, having an extremely high blockage to the flow of charge through them. Most atoms hold their electrons tightly and are insulators.

In chemistry, a non-metal is a chemical element that mostly lacks metallic attributes, and they are poor conductors of heat and electricity. In other words, they cannot be easily reshaped. The contrast in resistance due to the material is called resistivity. Non-metal, such as carbon and iodine do not conduct electricity. In non-metals, the bonding is strong, and electrons are not free to move around.

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.