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positive charges are considerate as immovable why ? Answered




3 years ago

If you're talking about hole current, it's because it's an intellectual construct. Electrons are the only thing that actually moves, and they move from negative to positive, not the other way around.

In electrolytic solutions, that's not the case, positive ipons flow jsut as negative ions flow.

Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

You might find it more helpful if you pose questions more concisely.

Assuming you are talking positive charges are considered immovable in comparison to negative charges in electron flow.

Its not that positive charges are immovable, it's that negative charges are easy to move. They are called free electrons, and electrons have a negative charge.

If you look at a copper atom as concentric rings the nucleus consists of 29 protons and 35 neutrons with 29 electrons orbiting the nucleus with only 1 electron in the outer ring. This 1 electron in the outer ring is called a free electron.

The free electron; is called a free electron, because it is free. It is free to visit neighbouring atoms or to go on picnics, and they do wander about's without external influnences.

Add a magnetic field and you can manipulate the electron flow.

When you move that 1 electron even though the copper atom still has 28 negative electrons it has 29 protons and is considered positively charged simply because it has one more positive charge.

In essencs all of an atom can be considered immovable but the free electron when you are talking electron flow.

See, assumptive lynguistics or blathering blatherskite.


3 years ago

Who considers them immovable ?


3 years ago

While positrons are annihilatory and extremely dangerous.

Our electronic gadgets use Semiconductors that Do Have POSITIVE Charge Flow through the crystal lattice and they are called HOLES which, due to their positive charge, move toward a negative terminal.


3 years ago

Cause' they heavy! :P

(In more technical terms, protons are 1835 times more massive than an electron, and since the atom's position is more or less defined as the position of the nucleus (made up of protons and neutrons) if all the positively charged nuclei were to move, that would be effectively the same as the entire atom moving.)


Answer 3 years ago

And who ever said that positive charges can't move!? Positrons are a thing, the exact opposite of electrons, and alpha particles emitted from decaying radioactive materials are also basically just positive charged helium atoms missing all their electrons, so that is also an example of a positive moving charge.