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Does water conduct electricity? If yes, why? If distilled water is mixed with salt, will it be able to conduct electricity? If yes,why? If not, why not?

Does water conduct electricity? If yes, why?  
If distilled water is mixed with salt,  will it be able to conduct electricity? If yes,why? If not, why not? 

Grade:8

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Yash Patari
askIITians Faculty 2123 Points
4 months ago
dear student,
Pure water or distilled waterdoes not conduct electricity because it doesn't contain salts in it. To make it conducting, we add a pinch of common salt since salt solutions are good conductors of electricity.

Salt water has salt in it, NaCl, which readily ionizes or dissociates to ions of Na+ and Cl- that can float through thewater carrying chargeand thus conduct electricity. Distilled water is water that was boiled to steam and recondensed to water.

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