Sunday
April 20, 2014

Homework Help: chemistry

Posted by carter on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 10:58am.

What are the certain conditions when ionic compounds conduct an electric current? Why are ionic compounds not always used as conductors?

Ionic compounds conduct an electric current when the ions are free to move about. This usally means they are in solution form (as ions) or the solid ionic compound is molten. I don't understand the second part of the question. Please clarify and repost if this part of the answer doesn't help.

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

Chemistry - ELement A has a valence electronic structure of ns2np1. Element B ...
science - Ions are electrically charged particles that are formed when certain ...
Science - Ions are electrically charged particles that are formed when certain ...
Science - Ions are electrically charged particles that are formed when certain ...
Science - Ions are electrically charged particles that are formed when certain ...
science - Ions are electrically charged particles that are formed when certain ...
chemistry - IONIC COMPOUNDS CONDUCT ELECTRICITY EXCEPT WHEN THEY ARE A. IN WATER...
Chemistry - Explain why the melting points of ionic compounds and molecular ...
chemistry - What is a special group of compounds that produce H+ ions when ...
CHEMISTRY - list three differences between molecular and ionic compounds, and ...

Search
Members