Conductivity to Resistivity Calculator

Enter the conductivity of an element into the calculator to determine the resistivity.

Conductivity to Resistivity Formula

The following formula is used to convert a conductivity to resistivity.

R = 1/C

  • Where R is the resistivity
  • C is the conductivity

Conductivity to Resistivity Definition

Conductivity is defined as the reciprocal or resistivity, therefore, the resistivity is also the the reciprocal of conductivity.


How to convert conductivity to resistivity?

  1. First, determine the conductivity.

    Using the calculator linked above, calculate the conductivity.

  2. Next, calculate the resistivity.

    Calculate the resistivity using the equation above.


What’s the difference between conductivity and resistivity?

Conductivity and resistivity are opposites. The former being the ability of a material to transmit electricity, and the latter being the resistance to transmittance.

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