Meaning of Conductivity

What is Conductivity:

Conductivity is the ability of a material or substance to conduct or transmit energy, either electrical or thermal.

Conductivity derives from the Latin compound by the prefix with- which refers to something together, the verb ducere which means to drive, the suffixes -tivus Y -dad that indicate direct or indirect relationship and quality respectively.

The expression of the conductivity units are different depending on the field in which it is used. The most commonly used conductivity units are:

  • Siemens (s): it is the most widespread use, especially to measure, for example, the conductivity of water s / cm.
  • Mho, cm, CF: used in America and Australia
  • Kelvin (k): used to measure the thermal conductivity in watts and the conductivity of a solution in physics and chemistry.

Electric conductivity

Electrical conductivity is the ability of a material to transmit or transport electrical energy. The opposite of electrical conductivity is electrical resistance.

See also:

  • Electric conductivity
  • Electric resistance

Thermal conductivity

Thermal conductivity refers to the properties that bodies possess to conduct or transmit heat. It is a process of transferring kinetic energy between the molecules that make up an object.

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