Is air a conductor or an insulator?

Answer Air is not a conductor; it is an insulator. Air's insulation properties appear to be proven false by the existence of lightning, but is explained by the strength of a charge to overcome the air's r... Read More »

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Is pure water a conductor or an insulator?

Pure water is an insulator. An insulator is a substance that allows for little to no movement of electrons within it. Substances that allow free or relatively unimpaired movement of electrons are k... Read More »

How Is Air an Insulator?

Air is a collection of gases, and it is not a good conductor or radiator. Air is excellent at convection, but the amount of heat that can be transferred is minimal because the low mass of the subst... Read More »

Is cardboard a good insulator?

On One Hand: Carboard Can Shield From Most ElementsCardboard is well known to posses insulating qualities. It is a cost-effective way of insulating heat and protecting against wind. Multiple layers... Read More »

Is styrofoam a good insulator?

Berry Shell at states that Styrofoam is a good insulator because it does not conduct heat very well (a low coefficient of heat transfer) and has numerous air bubbles trapped in minuscule... Read More »