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  • What causes electrons to flow through a circuit?

  • The force of the excess electrons pushing circuit electrons away from the negative terminal, and the force of atoms with electrons removed (called holes) pulling on the circuit electrons causes loose electrons in the conductor to shuffle (flow) through the circuit.

  • What creates current in a circuit?

  • This movement of electrons from one atom to another is what creates an electric current. A consistent flow of electrons within a circuit determines the current in a wire. See how to calculate potential energy to understand electrons and energy. What is Current? Electric current is defined as the flow of electrons in a circuit.

  • What is the movement of electrons in a circuit?

  • This movement of electrons from one atom to another is what creates an electric current. A consistent flow of electrons within a circuit determines the current in a wire. See how to calculate potential energy to understand electrons and energy.

  • How does a wave travel through a circuit?

  • Each person in the chain moves and contributes to the wave passing through, but nobody actually has to leave their place. Similarly, the electrons are moving and passing on energy to their neighbours which causes a current to flow.