Back EMF in an inductor with an AC supply

If a pure inductor is supplied with an AC voltage we will always have AC current and time changing electric field in the circuit. That always changing electric field will cause changing magnetic field which will cause an EMF in an inductor which is always equal and opposite to the changing applied voltage (Lenz law.)

So every time the voltage is changing in the source it will face equal and opposite voltage in the inductor everytime. My question is if there is always equal and opposite voltage in an inductor against the applied voltage then how can the current flow in such a circuit?

• Current through an inductor is proportional to the integral of the voltage across the inductor - does that answer your question? Dec 27, 2019 at 12:48
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Dec 27, 2019 at 15:08
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• If you connect an ideal voltage source across an ideal resistor, the voltage across the source and resistor will be equal and opposite, and a current will flow. Now change 'resistor' to 'inductor'
– Chu
Dec 28, 2019 at 11:01