# A hole in a semiconductor is defined as _____

A hole in a semiconductor is defined as _____

### Right Answer is: The incomplete part of an electrons pair bond

#### SOLUTION

A hole in a semiconductor is defined as the incomplete part of an electrons pair bond.

• The absence of the electron in the covalent bond is called a hole.
• A hole is not a vacancy. A vacancy indicates a missing atom, whereas a hole denotes a missing electron.
• This hole acts in many respects as a positive charge because it will attract and capture any electron in the immediate vicinity.
• Occasionally, a free electron will approach a hole, fill its attraction, and fall into it. This merging of a free electron and a hole is called recombination.
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