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Materials which allow electricity to pass through them are known as Conductors.

For Example - Copper, Aluminium, Silver, Human body


Uses of Conductors

It is used to make switches, sockets, electric plugs.



Materials which do not allow electricity to pass through them are known as Insulators.

For Example - Rubber, Glass, Plastic, Wool etc.


Uses of Insulators

  • Insulators are used for safety.
  • Insulators protect us from getting electric shocks .
  • Insulators allow us to handle current-carrying wires , switches, plugs, sockets, and other electrical appliances safely. 
  • For example : The electric wires are covered with insulators like plastic or rubber.

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