How many electrons does it take to make one Ampere?
We know the movement of electrons through a conductor is called a current, and current is measured in amps, but how many electrons does it take to create one amp of current?
- gp4rtsLv 71 decade agoFavourite answer
An ampere is the current flow of one coulomb per second. One electron carries a charge of -1.6*10^-19 coulombs so one coulomb has 6.25*10^18 electrons. So one ampere is 6.25*10^18 electrons per second.
- BakushinLv 41 decade ago
1 amp is one coulomb per second, and one electron has 1.60217646 × 10-19 coulombs charge, so divide 1 by the charge of the electron to get your huge number of electrons. something like 6x10^18
- QUAHOGLv 51 decade ago
1 coulomb per second = 1/1.6 x 10^-19 electrons =6.241 509 629 152 65 × 10^18 elementary charges