The insulating ability of an insulator with the presence of moisture would
Right Answer is:
The insulating ability of an insulator with the presence of moisture would decrease.
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.