If the materials used for constructing a building were good conductors, do you think lightning will strike the building. Will the lightning conductor be still required to be installed in the building?

AcademicPhysicsNCERTClass 8

A bolt of lightning is a large current of negative charge that travels from cloud to earth.

Yes, lightning will strike the building, and the charge will flow into the earth through the conducting material of the building.

No, the lightning conductor is not required as the job of the lightning conductor will be done by the construction material of the building which is a good conductor in this case.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:29:39