 Hello guys, I hope you all are doing great. In today’s tutorial, we will have a look at the Difference Between Resistance and Reactance. In electrical circuitry, the reactance and resistance are the 2 main parameters that make impedance after coming with each other. The hindrance offered by the current flow in the resistor is called resistance. While reactance is a hindrance in flow of current through the inductor and capacitor.

In today’s post we will have a detailed look at both resistance and reactance parameters and compare them to find their differences. So let’s get started with Difference Between Resistance and Reactance.

#### Difference Between Resistance and Reactance

Resistance

• The opposition in flow of current through the resistor is called resistance.
• The resistance offered by the material depends on the larger portion that it has.
• The material created with the use of rubber offered a large value of resistance.
• the conductor has less value of resistance
• The material that offered the 0 resistance is called superconductor
• Its inverse value is electrical conductance.
• It has some features like to friction.
• Resistance value depends on the length of conductor and area
• larger length large resistance large area less resistance
• The unknit of conductance is siemens.
• It denoted with the R.

• Its formula is R=ρl/A.
• Resistance is exited in both AC and DC circuits.
• It is a real portion of impedance.
• Its value depends on the resistivity, dimension, and temperature of the conductor.
• For resistance the angle between volts and current is similar or there is no phase difference between them.
• Across resistor the part of net power losses.

### What is Ohm’s Law

• According to Ohm law current passing in the substance has proportional relation with the voltage given to that object.

I∝ V

### What is resistivity

• It is a feature of material through which current is passing and also called specific electrical resistance. The inverse of electrical resistivity is called electrical conductivity.
• The unit of resistivity ohm meter.

What is Ohmmeter

• The ohmmeter is a device that used to finds the value of resistance. There is another type of meter called megohmmeter that used to finds large value of resistance.
• Its measuring unit is ohm

Reactance

• The flow of current through the circuitry has an inductor or capacitor.
• A larger value of reactance caused to make less value of voltage given.
• Reactance is like resistance and has some differences that not lose power like resistance.
• Reactance is used to measure the amplitude and phase of ac.
• With the increment in frequency, there is an increment in inductive reactance
• It denoted as X.
• inductive reactance is a feature of the inductor and defines the current flow through the inductor
• It is an imaginary portion of impedance.
• Its formula for an inductor is XL=2ΠfL and for capacitor XC=1/2ΠfC.
• This term is only related to circuitry through which AC current is flowing.
• The circuit component for reactance is an inductor or capacitor.
• Its value depends on the frequency of AC current.
• For reactance, there is the phase difference between volts and current.
• For this element, some part of power given to the circuit is stored.

### Resistance Vs Reactance

• There is the same behavior shown by resistance to reactance. The circuitry consists of reactance is works like the circuitry creates through zero value reactance.
• These two terms also have some difference that reactance varies the phase, therefore, the current in the component is moved through 1/4 of the cycle according to voltage given about the component.
• In pure reactive component, there is no power lost but saved in it. The value of reactance is negative • .

That is all about the difference between resistance and reactance. If you have any query ask in comments. Soon I will upload the next interesting post. Thanks for reading. Have a good day.

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