Problem: Classify these compounds as strong electrolytes, weak electrolytes, or nonelectrolytes. HCN

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We are being asked to determine whether HCN is a strong electrolyte, weak electrolyte or nonelectrolyte


Recall that:

• 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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Classify these compounds as strong electrolytes, weak electrolytes, or nonelectrolytes. HCN

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