- I would like to think that voltage is like the force provided by the battery to move. When electrons are near the negative terminal of a battery, they experience a repulsive force which makes them move across wire; once they are in the vicinity of positive terminal, they experience an attractive force once they reach positive terminal. The electrons would stop moving if not for the energy produced in chemical reaction inside the battery (EMF),they are pushed near the negative terminal by this energy, which causes them again to go around and seek for positive terminal.
- Voltage is the energy given per unit charge; this causes them to move across the circuit and lose the energy while moving through resistor, which is taken as the voltage drop across that resistor.
Is my understanding right? If so, which of these are right? While studying Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, I came to know that it is a result of conservation of energy. Can anyone explain in terms of these two definitions? Finally, is voltage a force-like quantity or an energy-like quantity?