What is the concentration of K+ ions in a 0.045 M K2CO3 solution assuming complete dissociation?
When a compound is dissolved in water, the resulting solution is either an electrolyte or a nonelectrolyte. The solution of an electrolyte has the ability to conduct an electric current. A strong electrolyte dissociates or ionizes almost completely into ions, whereas a weak electrolyte undergoes only limited ionization or dissociation. The solution of a nonelectrolyte does not conduct a current because few, if any, ions are present in the solution. The electrical conductivity of a solution can easily be measured with a meter or a light bulb. The total ion concentration of any solution is determined by both the type and the concentration of solute.
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