How does the conductivity of the ionic and the covalent compounds compare?

1 Answer

Answer:

ionic compounds are conductive in a water solution.

Explanation:

In a water solution of ionic compounds, the ions go into solution.

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These ions can act as conductors of electricity.

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Water itself is a covalent molecule. Distilled water has a very low conductivity.

An aqueous solution of covalent molecules like sugar does not conduct any better than distilled water.