A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • 3 years ago

what do flow of protons means?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    well you can understand it in different ways. we know that in a conducter when electron flows the electron hop from 1 atom to the next to transfer beacause electrons are free not the atoms, as a result you have an equall and opposite current called conventional current that is due to flow of +ve charges. this type of study is very common in field of electronics, to understand it u can take water in straw or somthing narrrow, when you turn it again and again the bubbles and water move in opposite direction according to the situation, so same is the case of electronic and conventional current. you can also understand it in the process of electrolysis in which the current is actually the transference of some poitive ion which in turn was the result of increase or decrease of electrons from a particular part of the cell in which the procss was being carried :) hope u'll get it.

  2. anonymous
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    yea.. but don't think that protons are flowing in the opposite direction.. protons are stationary well inside their nucleus

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.