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what causes an electric shock -current or voltage?

what causes an electric shock -current or voltage?

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Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
6 years ago
You see, current in one direction indicates the flow of free electrons in the other direction. Hence, current flows. But voltage does not flow. It's actually the work done per unit charge. (Joule/Coulomb). In other words, it's anenergyor simply thepotential differencebetween two points. Sometimes, a bird does not get a shock while resting on acarrierwire (Not all time the bird sits on the same wire). Whereas By touching the live wire and ground, we create a potential difference (a path which is sufficient enough for current to flow) with live wire relative to earth. Hence, we get a shock.
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Apoorva Arora
IIT Roorkee
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