Lakhmir Singh Solutions Class 10 Chemistry Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Metals and Non Metals

Question 121 Exercise

(a) Explain why, ionic compounds conduct electricity in solution whereas covalent compounds do not conduct electricity.

(b) Which of the following will conduct electricity and which not?

MgCl2, CCl4, NaCl, CS2, Na2S


(a) Ionic compounds are made up of electrically charged ions thus, they conduct electricity whereas covalent compounds are made up of electrically neutral molecules so, they do not conduct electricity.

(b) MgCl2, NaCl, Na2S Conduct electricity.

CCl4, CS2 do not conduct electricity.

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