Why covalent conpounds does not conduct electricity and why is it generally found in liquid or gases form?

Asked by Mohit RaAz | 16th Nov, 2014, 06:01: PM

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Conditions for conducting electrcity are delocalised or free electrons, that can move throughout the structure and carry charge. In covalent compounds, there are no free electrons (as electrons are shared; there are no ions, hence no free electrons), so covalent compounds do not conduct electricity.

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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 17th Nov, 2014, 10:06: AM