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Why does an aqueous solution of an acid conduct electricity?

Why does an aqueous solution of an acid conduct electricity?

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5964 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

Acid when forms a solution in water gets ionised, due to the presence of these ions electricity is conducted through it.
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KAPADIA DEV
100 Points
one year ago
Acids undergo dissociation in aqueous solution to form H+ ions. When electricity is passed through an aqueous solution of an acid, the H+ ions reach the cathode and each H+ ion picks up one electron from the cathode to form H2 gas. Because of this reaction, an aqueous solution of acid conducts electricity.

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