Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 22 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 12

Answer

Metals are good conductors because their atoms have mobile outer electrons that are free to wander within the material. Heat and electric current are both carried by these free electrons.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 412.
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