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: 4.14

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HCl solution in water conducts electricity because it is dissociated into cations as $H^+$ ions and anions as $Cl^-$ ions. On the other hand, the solution of HCl does not conduct electricity in benzene because HCl molecules in benzene cannot be ionized.
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