The insulating ability of an insulator with the presence of moisture would

The insulating ability of an insulator with the presence of moisture would

Right Answer is:

Decrease

SOLUTION

The insulating ability of an insulator with the presence of moisture would decrease.

Detailed Explanation

The insulating ability of an insulator depends on various factors:

  • Thickness of insulator
  • Material of insulator
  • Surrounding conditions
  • Temperature difference

Generally, air packets are present in porous insulating materials.

Since water which is a more conductive material is replacing air which is a less conductive material, so the overall insulating ability of the insulator will decrease. Most insulators are porous in nature.

If it has been about Non-porous insulators then the insulating ability will remain unaffected.

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