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The Electrical Conductivity of a Solution

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The Electrical Conductivity of a Solution

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You get to learn all about solutions and their basic properties, including their freezing point and electrical conductivity. Discover a few ways to even make things dissolve faster.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Classify solutions as electrolyte and nonelectrolyte according to their electrical conductivities.
  • List examples of electrolyte solutions.
  • List examples of nonelectrolyte solutions.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What is a solution?

~ A solution is a type of mixture in which the mixed substances are equally distributed.

What is an electrolyte solution?

~ An electrolyte solution is a solution that conducts electricity and is composed of dissolved ionic compounds.

What is a nonelectrolyte solution?

~ A nonelectrolyte solution is a solution that separates into molecules and does not conduct electricity.

What are some examples of electrolyte solutions?

~ Some examples of electrolyte solutions include salt water, acidic water, and base water.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with the following terms: acid water, alcohol water, and base water.
Course Chemistry
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary acid water, alcohol water, base water