NCERT - Science

Book: NCERT - Science

Chapter: 12. Electricity

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 5 of In Text Questions-Pg-209

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Use the data in Table on page 23 of this book to answer the following:

(a) Which among iron and mercury is a better conduction?

(b) Which material is the best conductor?

(a) The electrical resistivity of iron is . And, the electrical resistivity of mercury is . Since the resistivity of mercury is greater than that of iron, it will offer more hindrance to current flow as compared to iron. Therefore, iron is a better conductor than mercury.

(b) Silver metal has the lowest resistivity nearly about 1.60 x 10-8m. Therefore, silver metal is the best conductor of electricity.


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