# What is the difference between electric current and electric circuit?

Electrical current is a measure of the amount of electrical charge transferred per unit time. It represents the flow of electrons through a conductive material.
Current is a scalar quantity (though in circuit analysis, the direction of current is relevant).
The SI unit of electrical current is the ampere, defined as 1 coulomb/second.

An electric circuit can be defined as a closed path through which electric current can flow. Various components such as battery, resistor, wire, key, bulb etc can be connected in different ways to construct an electric circuit.

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hmm .......there is not such a big difference current is moving through a circuit and circuit is a path for electricity to move . When we construct a model on electricity we don't say construct a current we say construct a circuit

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• Current is the movement of electricity. Circuit is what electricity moves through.
• Electricity doesn't move. Electricity is the excitation of

electrons in a molecule creating energy. The excitation of electrons have the

effect of exciting the electrons in the molecule next to it.

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• Current is the movement of electricity. Circuit is what electricity moves through.
• Electricity doesn't move. Electricity is the excitation of

electrons in a molecule creating energy. The excitation of electrons have the

effect of exciting the electrons in the molecule next to it.

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• Current is the movement of electricity. Circuit is what electricity moves through.
• Electricity doesn't move. Electricity is the excitation of

electrons in a molecule creating energy. The excitation of electrons have the

effect of exciting the electrons in the molecule next to it.

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electric current is the flow of electrons through the conductor[wire].or electic circuit ther is a complete pathway for the flow of electric current this path is known as electric circuit.

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