Q. 16

Does a conductor become charged when a current is passed through it?

Answer :

When a current pass through a circuit, the free electrons in the valence band of the conductor jump to the conduction band and drift throughout the conductor and as no extra electrons are provided to the conductor, the conductor does not get charged.

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