Sat July 21, 2012 By: Koustav Sengupta

Why does an aqueous solution of an ionic compound conduct electric current?

Expert Reply
Sun July 22, 2012
If a voltage is applied across the molten mass of ionic compound, cations migrate freely to one electrode and anions migrate to the other. This ion movement allows electricity to flow between the electrodes through an external wire. Also the ions are free to move about in the aqueous solution.
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