Chemistry 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solutions - Questions & Problems: 4.12

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We know that (a) solid NaCl does not conduct. The ions are in a rigid lattice structure. (b) Molten NaCl is a conductor. The ions can move in the liquid state. (c) Aqueous solution NaCl conducts because it can dissociate completely into Na+ and Cl- ions in water.
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