# What is electric current of electrons that flows only in one direction in a circuit?

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An electric current that flows continuously in a single direction is called a direct current, or DC.

## What do you call an electric current that flows in one direction?

In direct current (DC), the electric charge (current) only flows in one direction. Electric charge in alternating current (AC), on the other hand, changes direction periodically.

## What is the direction of electron flow in an electric circuit?

The direction of an electric current is by convention the direction in which a positive charge would move. Thus, the current in the external circuit is directed away from the positive terminal and toward the negative terminal of the battery. Electrons would actually move through the wires in the opposite direction.

## What flows in electric current?

Electric Current is the flow of electrons through a wire or solution. In a solid the electrons are passed from one positively charged metallic atom to next but in solution the electron is carried by the ions present in the solution. A solution capable of carrying charge is called an electrolyte.

## Why does DC only flow in one direction?

Direct current is produced when electrons flow constantly in one direction. It’s abbreviated as “DC”. Since direct current flows in one direction only, its electrical pressure or voltage is always oriented in one direction, or “polarity”.