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CBSE - X - Chemistry - Carbon and Its Compounds

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 February 2015, 9:45 PM
Answered by Expert


  • 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 Expert 1st March 2015, 8:34 PM

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