1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Why does copper conduct electricity better than other metals like nickel and alloys like steel? Also other metals like Zinc, Tin, Aluminium, Iron and Lead. 3. The attempt at a solution When I tried researching it seemed related to the amount of electrons to carry charge (Like gold has more so conducts better), and also the lattice vibrations interrupting charge carriers, however lots of answers varied.