How does the ionic bonding model explain the non conductivity of ionic solids, and at the same time the conductivity of ionic solutions?
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Solution 14E In the ionic bond, electrons are transferred from a metal (that becomes a positive ion) to a non metal (that becomes a negative ion). After the transfer happens, and if we consider a solid state ionic compound, the electrons remain localized on a specific atom, so there can’t be electrical conductivity. If we dissolve the same compound in water, it will generate free anions and cations thanks to a phenomenon called “dissociation”. The ions will be free of moving in the solvent, hence the solution will be characterized by a certain value of electrical conductivity that can be evaluated thanks to an instrument called conductimeter.
Textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach
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