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How hot is electricity?
Answer 1:

Electricity does not really have any temperature associated with it. One difficulty people have with this is that there is not a good scientific definition for electricity. Instead, it is rather a general term that describes the physical phenomena and science that arise from the behavior of electric charges. You're probably thinking about electricity as the current flow that you might get from a battery. The term electricity in this case still just refers to the movement of the charge.Hope this helps.


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