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  • 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.

  • What causes electrons to flow through a wire?

  • Electrons. A wire is a type of conductor, a material that electricity easily travels through. 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.

  • Do electrons have to flow through a battery?

  • However the electrons obviously have to flow through the battery to complete the circuit. If we take the example of an alkaline battery, electrons flowing into the battery anode react with MnO to produce Mn O and hydroxide anions. At the cathode Zinc reacts with the hydroxide ions to produce zinc oxide and electrons,…