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Give Reasons: Aluminium Wire is Used to Make Transmission Cables. - Chemistry

Give reasons:  Aluminium wire is used to make transmission cables.

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Solution 1

Silver, copper, and aluminium are among the best conductors of electricity. Silver is an expensive metal and silver wires are very expensive. Copper is quite expensive and is also very heavy. Aluminium is a very ductile metal. Thus, aluminium is used in making wires for electrical conduction.

Solution 2

Aluminium is generally unaffected by air and moisture and it is also good conductor of electricity. That’s why it is used in transmission cables.

Concept: Uses of Boron and Aluminium and Their Compounds
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NCERT Class 11 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 11 The p-Block Elements
Q 22.7 | Page 324
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