How do strong acid solutions conduct electricity?

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Mar 26, 2018

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Solutions that conduct electricity have ions in them. These ions allow for the current to pass through the solution.

Strong acids completely dissociate into #H^+# ions and some other (-) charged counter ion. In this way, a solution of simple acid like HCl that is 1M, for example, will be 2 M in total ions (1M + ions, 1M (-) ions). These ions allow the solution to conduct electricity.