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1. Current is the flow of electrons? therefore on an ammeter when it states a value such as 2amps does that mean there is 2 electrons in the wire. Surely there can't be 2 electrons in the wire as theres so many atoms??? But charge is the flow of electrons in a a particular time? Correct me if am wrong, electricity is confusing me.
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Current is the flow of electrons? therefore on an ammeter when it states a value such as 2amps does that mean there is 2 electrons in the wire. Surely there can't be 2 electrons in the wire as theres so many atoms??? But charge is the flow of electrons in a a particular time? Correct me if am wrong, electricity is confusing me.
1 amp means 1 coulomb of charge flows per second. The charge of an electron is -1.6 x 10^(-19) coulombs. So a current reading of 2 amps means 1.25 x 10^(19) electrons are flowing per second.

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