Problem: Both NH3 and C12H22O11 are soluble molecular compounds, yet they behave differently in aqueous solution. Briefly explain why one is a weak electrolyte and the other is a nonelectrolyte.

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  • Recall that strong electrolytes are electrolytes that completely dissociates in the solution. Strong acids and bases like HCl and NaOH are considered as strong electrolytes
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Both NH3 and C12H22O11 are soluble molecular compounds, yet they behave differently in aqueous solution. Briefly explain why one is a weak electrolyte and the other is a nonelectrolyte.

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