Q: Does wood conduct electricity?
Does wood conduct electricity?
- Electricity must travel through matter. All matter offers some resistance to the flow of electrons in an electric current. Some materials resist current more or less than others.
- Materials that have low resistance to electric current are called electric conductors. Many metals are good electric conductors.
- Materials that have high resistance to electric current are called electric insulators. Wood, rubber, and plastic are good electric insulators.
- When more than one material is available for electric current to flow through, the current always travels through the material with the least resistance.