In an insulator, the energy gap between conduction band and valence band is about
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Atoms are neutral in the insulator, thus there are no valence electrons in the outer orbit. The electrons are tightly bound with the nucleus hence, at room temperature thermal energy is not enough to push the electrons into conduction band and hence, no electrons are available for conduction. The energy required for electron to escape out from orbit and to over come the energy gap is thus of the order of 6eV.
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