Why Silver Is Not Used as Much as Copper for Electronic Wiring

Why Silver Is Not Used as Much as Copper for Electronic Wiring

Why Silver Is Not Used as Much as Copper for Electronic Wiring

02/02/20

“Why is silver not used as much as copper for electronic wiring despite its higher efficiency?”

 

Copper is the most used element for electronic wiring due to its high conductivity. However, Silver is the most conductive natural element, around 7 percent more than copper. But why isn’t silver used? Well, it has to do with the fact that silver is found in much less abundant quantities on Earth, making it much costlier. As a result, Why Silver Is Not Used as Much as Copper for Electronic Wiring except for particular applications where the higher efficiency is a necessity.

 

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