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What things in a house are conductors?
Question Date: 2013-03-19
Answer 1:

A good rule of thumb is that any metal object is a conductor. So in a house, you could find many conductors in a kitchen, for example pots and pans, forks, knives, and spoons. The metal coins in your wallet or purse are also conductors. Other metal conductors are jewelry, tools, wires, and pens. Can you find other conductors in your house?

If you find a metal object that does not conduct, it is probably because it has some type of plastic or oxide coating on it. These types of coatings prevent electricity from entering the metal.

There are also few types of materials you could find in your house that conduct electricity that are not metals.

One material is pencil graphite. Graphite is made of carbon, which is not a metal, but it can also conduct.

The water in your house also conducts electricity. Perfectly pure, distilled water does not conduct, but most water is not perfectly pure. The water in your house has ions dissolved in it. Ions are

As you know, there are many things in a house that are not conductors. Things made of wood, plastic, or fabric, are insulators. Insulators do not conduct electricity – they insulate from electrical current.

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