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# What is electricity?

Electricity is a form of energy. it is very easy to say electricity is a form of energy but the utilization of electrical energy is complex. Production of electrical energy and its prover utilization studies in electrical engineering. The concept of electrical energy first came into existence due to friction electricity. To get detail about friction energy click here.
To get more detail about electrical energy we have to know about the parameters which are used to explain the behavior of electricity.

Major Parameters of electricity are charge, ions, Potential, potential difference, Voltage, Voltage Difference, and Current. These parameters are used to explain the behavior of electricity. for Complete utilization of electrical energy, knowledge about all these parameters are very essential.

## What is the charge?

The charge is the property of the material. it is an inherent property. Due to this property, the material has a tendency to attract small pieces of substance towards it. In normal conditions, it is not available in material. Material gain this property when its internal components are disturbed. The complete detail of the charge is explained here.

### What is Ion?

Ion is an unstable state of the atom. Due to the unbalance of fundamental particles of an atom, an atom becomes an ion. After losing or gaining an electron an atom converts to an ion.
Ions may be Positive or Negative. it depends on the number of electrons gained or lost by the atom.

### What is Potential?

Potential is an energetics state of charge particle or ions or massive object. if Some energy is gained by the charged particle or ion or massive object then it is capable to do some work. then it is called the ion or charge has got potential. The SI Unit of Potential is Volt. Potential is used for all types of material whether it is charged or not. It may be a massive body or a charged body.

### What is the Potential Difference?

The difference between the two-point potential is called the potential difference. Potential Difference is also measured in Volt. The potential difference determines the direction of the flow of electrical energy from one point to another point.

### What is Voltage?

if the energy is gained by a charged body then this potential is called Voltage. Voltage is only used to represent the energetic state of the charge body. The SI Unit of Voltage is Volt. The voltage or Potential of a Charged body is defined with respect to a reference.

### What is the Voltage Difference?

The voltage difference between two points Charged Particle is called Voltage Difference. Voltage Difference between Voltage determines the direction of flow of current between two-point.Its SI  unit is Volt.

### What is Current?

The rate of flow charge particle through a given cross-sectional area of a conductor is called Current. Current flow means the flow of electrical energy. The direction of the flow of electric current depends on voltage difference. Current always flows from high Voltage to Low Voltage. The SI Unit of Current is Ampere.

### Generation Of Electricity

Statics electricity was generated by rubbing two different substances. But nowadays statics electricity is not used. Today electricity is used by either Solar or Generator. Solar is a source of DC Electricity. Solar Converts sunlight into electricity. Generators are used to generate huge amounts of electricity. The generation of electricity by Generators is very complex.