What is the path along which the electricity current flows?

The flow of charge, whether it is positive or negative, is technically current. However, when it comes to circuits and electronics, we tend to refer it as the flow of electrons. This is an oversimplification.

Conventionally, current flows in a positive or negative direction. The electron flow is negative to positive.

Reason: Scientists after the discovery and use of electricity believed that current flow was controlled by positive ions. This is because electrons weren’t discovered until later. Electrons were found to be responsible for current flow after J.J.Thompson’s discovery of electrons. But they kept using the same convention.

One could say that electrons flow in the opposite direction to current.


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