People also ask


  • How does current flow in electrical conductors?

  • In electrical conductors, current (flow) results from the movement of electrons from one atom to the next. Electrons are either positively or negatively charged. Negative electrons are attracted to positive electrons.

  • What is electron flow?

  • What’s electron flow? What’s electron flow? Electron flow is what we think of as electrical current. We are familiar with two types of electron flow, Direct Current, or DC, and Alternating Current, or AC.

  • How do electrons travel through a wire?

  • This is how electrons can travel through a wire even if you bend it 90 degrees like a square. In fact, electrons on the surface of the wire are what force other electrons inside the metal to flow.

  • 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.