why carbon compounds do not conduct electricity?

Asked by HARSHIT GARG | 20th Oct, 2013, 10:59: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Most of the carbon compounds do not conduct electricity because they have low melting and boiling points.
  • Nature of bonding in carbon compounds is different from that observed in ionic compounds thus they are poor conductors of electricity.
  • Bonding in carbon compounds does not involve the formation of ions which indicates the absence of ions in carbon compounds.
  • So we can say that in carbon compounds, the bonding between carbon and other atoms is non-ionic in nature.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 21st Oct, 2013, 09:26: AM

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