Problem: Use the molecular representations shown here to classify each compound as either a nonelectrolyte, a weak electrolyte, or a strong electrolyte (see inside back cover for element color scheme).Classify compound (a) as either a nonelectrolyte, a weak electrolyte, or a strong electrolyte.

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Strong electrolytes: dissociate completely in water; include soluble ionic salts, strong acids, and bases

Weak electrolytes: doesn’t dissociate completely in water; include weak acids and bases

Nonelectrolytes: doesn’t dissociate at all; include molecular compounds


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Use the molecular representations shown here to classify each compound as either a nonelectrolyte, a weak electrolyte, or a strong electrolyte (see inside back cover for element color scheme).
Molecular models show (a) a carbon bonded to oxygen, hydrogen, and OH; (b) a nitrogen bonded to two oxygens and an OH; and (c) a carbon bonded to three hydrogens and another carbon, which is bonded to hydrogens and OH.

Classify compound (a) as either a nonelectrolyte, a weak electrolyte, or a strong electrolyte.

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