Does aqueous ammonia conduct electricity?

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Aug 29, 2017

Answer:

It does.......I do not have the data available.

Explanation:

Ammonia is a weak base, and undergoes some association in aqueous solution, according to the equation.....

#NH_3(aq) + H_2O(l) rightleftharpoonsNH_4^+ +""^(-)OH#

Now while this equilibrium lies to the left, there is some quantity of ammonium ion, and hydroxide ion in aqueous solution. And these charged particles can certainly conduct a charge. The extent of association may be estimated by the use of #K_b# or #K_a# for ammonium ion; and this should be available in your text.

#K_b=([NH_4^+][HO^-])/([NH_3(aq)])#