1) carbon compounds are poor conductors of electricity.
2) covalent compounds are generally poor conductors of electricity.
                                                                          please justify the statements

Asked by mrinalini mrinalini | 28th Feb, 2015, 09:45: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Carbon compounds are covalent compounds. Covalent compounds are formed by sharing of electrons.
  • The electrons in the outermost shell are shared by the nearmost atoms which makes them unavailable for conducting electricity.
  • Also no chaged particales are formed in the solution. 
  • Hence, carbon compounds along with other covalent compounds are poor conductors of electricity.
  • Only at high temperature, some lectrons move from valence band to conduction band. But the number of charge carriers are low, hence they are poor conductors. 

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 1st Mar, 2015, 08:34: PM