Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts

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Acids,Bases, and Salts


Why does an aqueous solution of an acid conduct electricity?


The hydrogen ion is common in all acid while the hydroxide is present in all bases. The aqueous solution of an acid and base will conduct electricity. This is because acid and base dissociate into ions when dissolved in water. The movement of these dissociated ions is responsible for the conduction of current. That is why the aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid conducts electricity while the aqueous solution of glucose does not conduct electricity.

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