A conductor is a substance in which electrons can move freely from one atom to another.

An insulator is a substance in which electrons cannot move from one atom to another.

Common Conductors and Insulators

Good Conductors Fair Conductors Good Insulators (Non-conductors)
Silver Carbon Oil
Copper Human body Fur
Gold Moist human skin Silk
Aluminum Acid solutions Wool
Magnesium Salt water Rubber
Tungsten Earth Porcelain, glass
Nickel Water vapour (in air) Plastic
Mercury Wood
Platinum Paper
iron Wax
ebonite

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