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What are examples of conductors?

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Examples of conductors include the human body, metals, aqueous solutions of salt, graphite, copper, silver and gold. Conductors are materials that can transfer heat and transmit electricity. Conductors have a high density, allowing particles to flow freely and collide.

An object that is made of conductors allows charges to transfer across the whole object. Materials that conduct ions, protons or electrons are capable of transferring electricity. Materials that conduct heat are thermal conductors. Those materials that conduct both heat and electricity include silver and gold. The human body is considered a conductor because when it gets a static charge, it distributes the charge throughout the body.


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