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Explain why

HCl gas dissolved in toluene does.not conduct electricity while HCl gas dissolved in water conducts electricity

Asked by lovemaan5500 18th March 2018, 4:20 PM
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Answer:
Toluene is a non polar organic solvent.
Toluene do not ionises HCl to form ions.
The solution which contains free ions can conduct electricity.
In water HCl ionises to form ions H+ and Cl- .
Therefore HCl can conduct electricity in water but not in toluene.
 
Answered by Expert 18th March 2018, 5:21 PM
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