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?

3 Answers

  • gp4rts
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favourite 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.

  • 1 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

    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    1 coulomb per second = 1/1.6 x 10^-19 electrons =6.241 509 629 152 65 × 10^18 elementary charges

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