The switch boards around you for switching on the lights, fans, ac and so on are made up of Bakelite, why?
is very strong and resists fire.
is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
is a poor conductor of heat and electricity.
has light weight.
Bakelite is a poor conductor of heat and electricity hence it is used for making electrical switches and handles of utensils.
Assertion: Bakelite is used for making electric switches and plugs.
Silver is the best conductor of electricity can you say why electric wires are not made up of silver?
(Could you please check my answer)
Ans: Though silver is a good conductor of heat but it is not used in making electric wire as it is very expensive .silver is a noble metal and it is used in making jewelry it is also used in electroplating and in making high Value coins that is why silver is not used in making electric wires
As we know that tungsten is not good conductor of heat and electricity so why it is used in electric bulbs
Switches, electrical plugs and sockets are made up of conductors.