What are electrolytes?

1 Answer
Jul 27, 2017


An electrolyte is a solute that will give rise to an electrically conducting solution upon dissolution in an appropriate solvent.........


And the typical such solvent is water, which can stabilize many ionic solutes. And such solutions can typically conduct electricity.

When we are ill, or severely dehydrated after vigorous (or in my case moderate) exercise, we typically consume sports drinks containing salts and sugars to restore normal concentrations of ions.