Q. 173.9( 7 Votes )

If air and cloud were good conductors of electricity, do you think lightning could occur? Explain.

Answer :

No, lightning will not occur because:

i. The separation of charges cannot take place in conductors.


ii. If air and cloud are good conductors of electricity, then all the charges collected at the clouds will transfer to the air.


iii. Therefore, the accumulation of charges on the clouds cannot take place.


iv. Hence, lightning will not occur.


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