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Are aspirin, starch and dextrose covalent or ionic?

Do aspirin and or epsom salt conduct electricity?

Any help with these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

I have been told by more than one person that aspirin often is sold as the sodium salt; however, aspirin listed in my copy of The Merck Index lists aspirin as acetyl salicylic acid. If it's the sodium salt it will conduct electricity very well; if it is the acid it should conduct electicity somewhat but not as well as epsom salt.

Aspirin, starch, and dextrose are covalent. Aspirin as the sodium salt is ionic for the salt and covalent for the remainder of the molecule.


thanks

  • chem -

    Salt contains lots of free ions for electricity to flow through. So iodized salt would work the best conducting electricity. However, epsom salt contains many free ions aswell, just not as much as iodized salt.

  • chem -

    Im so sorry I'm 6 years late. But maybe someone else can benefit from this answer.

  • chem -

    I don't know the answer I was just guessing sry

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