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Do covalent bonds dissolve in water to form electrolyte solutions?

Do covalent bonds dissolve in water to form electrolyte solutions?

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
7 years ago
No, covalent bonds do not disassociate in water to form electrolyte solutions. 

Ionic bonds are usually two completely different elements of opposite charges, such as sodium chloride, which is Na+ ion and Cl- ion. Ionic bonds usually dissolve easily in water and those ions with a charge are able to carry an electric current. 

Covalent bonds, such as oxygen gas O2, or nitrogen gas N2, mostly are the same element and share the electrons, but separately have no negative charge that would that would carry an electrical current. 

Take hydrogen gas H2, a covalent bond, which has no priority to dissolve in water and give two H+ ions. The H2 gas has more affinity for itself than it does to dissolve into the water molecule
 
 
Vikas TU
14149 Points
7 years ago
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Covalent bonds don't exist in ionic form and they do not have any free electrons, even when you dissolve them. So they are unable to carry electricity

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