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    So if current is passed through a metallic conductor the flow of charge is from negative to positive?
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    Yes.

    This is true for ANY conductor. Not just metallic ones.
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    (Original post by Tynos)
    So if current is passed through a metallic conductor the flow of charge is from negative to positive?
    yes

    because it's electrons flowing

    although for convention, we usually consider it as positive charges moving from positive to negative which is...weird if you think about it
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    (Original post by Qwertish)
    Yes.

    This is true for ANY conductor. Not just metallic ones.

    Even for things like resistors?
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    (Original post by Tynos)
    Even for things like resistors?
    Yep. Electrons are negatively charged, so they always move away from the negative terminal. They are attracted to the positive, so they move towards the positive.
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    Yes.

    This is true for ANY conductor. Not just metallic ones.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electri...t#Electrolytes
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    Let me rephrase that. True for ANY conductor made from negatively charged particles. Which is most conductors used in an electronic circuit.
 
 
 
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