Electron Flows Slower than a Turtle Walks

Electron Flows Slower than a Turtle Walks

Electron flows through a typical copper wire with a speed of 1.2 meters (4.1 feet) per hour which is slower than an average turtle that can walk 800 feet in the same amount of time. So, why can it instantaneously turn on a light across a room? Through chain reactioyn, electrons push their neighbours, then the neighbours push their neighbours, all the way through the wire.Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this Link!Like Button Like us on Facebook!

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