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Electrical & Thermal Conductivities of Metals

  1. Nov 1, 2014 #1
    Hi, please could someone explain why silver is a better conductor than, say, copper. Is it due to the fact that it has more conduction electrons than copper? I can't seem to find a definitive answer online.

    Thanks for any guidance offered.
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  3. Nov 1, 2014 #2


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    The only way to "explain" this is to study the topic of Resistance in Metals. See this Wiki link, as a starter, and follow some of the items in the extensive list of references.
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