Problem: A water solution of sodium chloride is a good conductor of electricity. Due to this property, table salt is classified as a(n): a) weak electrolyte b) non-electrolyte c) strong electrolyte d) semi-electrolyte

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We’re being asked to classify sodium chloride as a strong electrolyte, weak electrolyte, or nonelectrolytes. Recall that:


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

a. Ionic salts: those that follow the rules of being soluble in solubility rules

b. Strong acids: HCl, HBr, HI, HNO3, H2SO4, HClO4, HClO3

c. Strong bases: Group 1A and 2A (Ca and lower) metals paired with OH, H, O2–, or NH2


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A water solution of sodium chloride is a good conductor of electricity. Due to this property, table salt is classified as a(n): 

a) weak electrolyte 

b) non-electrolyte 

c) strong electrolyte 

d) semi-electrolyte

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