The electrical conductivity of #KI#(aq) is greater than the electrical conductivity of #H_2O#(l) because the #KI#(aq) contains mobile what?

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Jun 2, 2017

Answer:

Because the #KI(aq)# solution contains aquated ions............

Explanation:

And we could describe their formation by means of the following equation.........

#KI(s) stackrel(H_2O)rarrK^+(aq) + I^(-)(aq)#

The #(aq)# designates that the metal (or non-metal) ion is solvated by, aquated by several water molecules, i.e. #[K(OH_2)_6]^+# or something similar..... And these species can carry an electrical current.......