Why are strong acids and bases strong electrolytes?

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Dec 30, 2015

Answer:

Strong acids and strong bases dissociate completely into their corresponding ions and therefore, they conduct electricity.

Explanation:

An electrolyte is a substance that conduct electrical currents.

For example, Ionic liquids conduct electricity because they are made out of ions that will serve a shuttles that will allow electrons to move across the liquid.

Ionic compounds do not conduct electricity at the solid state, however, they do when they are molten .

An ionic compound in solution dissociates into its ions that will present a phenomenon similar to that explained for ionic liquids.

Strong acids and strong bases dissociate completely into their corresponding ions and therefore, they conduct electricity.

The general reactions are:

Strong acids:
#HA(aq)+H_2O(l)->H_3O^+(aq)+A^(-)(aq)#
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Strong bases:
#B(aq)+H_2O(l)->BH^+(aq)+OH^(-)(aq)#
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