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1 CompoundSolubilityMelting Time Conductivity in solution Conductivity as solid

2 Main focus on conductivity We observe 2 types of behavior among compounds:  One type of compound does NOT conduct electricity either as a solid or as a liquid  Composed of neutral accumulations of atoms we call molecules  Behavior is typical of compounds of nonmetals, but there are exceptions  The other type of compound does not conduct as a solid, but it does when dissolved  Dissolving into oppositely charged particles we call “ions” that can move freely in a solution  The presence of an electric field causes these charged particles (ions) to migrate which results in an electrical current  Behavior typical of metal and nonmetal together

3 So what’s happening at the molecular level when these compounds dissolve?

4 Conductivity of solid CuCl 2 and in solution

5 Discussion Why do the metal ions change from being soluble in solution to insoluble at the surface of the cathode? Why do the nonmetal ions change from being soluble in solution to insoluble at the surface of the anode?


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