In Electricity, What's The Opposite Of A Conductor?


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Jillian Peppe Profile
Jillian Peppe answered
The opposite of a conductor (copper metal) is a insulator (plastic and rubber).  

Materials such as copper metal that conduct electricity (allow it to flow freely) are called conductors. Materials that don't allow electricity to pass through them so readily, such as rubber and plastic, are called insulators.
sherlin smith Profile
sherlin smith answered

The opposite of a conductor is an insulator

conductor means where the electrical current flows freely

example: Copper

Insulator means where the electrical current cannot flow

example: Non-metallic solids

Karl Sagan Profile
Karl Sagan answered

Oh, I've heard something about that. Isn't it called an insulator or something like that? It is used to stop the electrical current flow. I remember that when I was buying a Solar power station, the guy there told me a lot about electricity, and it was pretty interesting, so I even learned some things.

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