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I need to find out if sucrose, sucrose solution, sodium chloride, sodium chloride solution, water, vinegar, and aluminum are electrolytes and what type of bond they are but I don't know where to look.

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    You can google ionic bonds, electrolytes, covalent bonds, and get general information but I don't know where you can find all of this "put together" so you can answer the questions.
    Here are the answers.
    sucrose: covalent bonds (some are polar covalent), solution is non-electrolyte.
    NaCl: ionic bond, solution is an electrolyte (a strong electrolyte since it is 100% ionized in solution).
    water: polar covalent bonds, essentially non-electrolyte although it ionizes to a very small extent.
    vinegar: covalent bonds some of which are polar covalent, weak electrolyte since it is about 1% ionized in 0.1 M solution.
    Al is a metal. It conducts electricity very easily and very well. It's a solid, the bond in the metal is a metallic bond, and the term electrolyte doesn't apply (at least in my opinion).

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    In addition you might want to consider the differences (if any) between solid sodium chloride and molten sodium chloride, soild sucrose and molten sucrose, solid aluminium and molten aluminium.

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