How Does Electricity Travel through Wires?

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Electricity is current that flows through a conductive medium. When a Current is fed through a wire by applying a Voltage, electrons jump from one atom to the next in the same direction if the voltage is a Direct Current. At the end of the wire, connected to the voltage source, the electrons return to the original place and circulate again. This continuous circulation tends to heat the wire.
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