Answer to Question #25101 in Inorganic Chemistry for Arifeen

Question #25101
Nacl conducts electricity when melted but Ccl4 doesn't..Please explain it.
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Expert's answer
2013-02-26T09:26:23-0500
NaCl is ionic compound. When it is melted (or dissolved in water) the bonds between Na and Cl are broken, and ions Na+ and Cl- can conduct electricity. CCl4 is a liquid. It is covalent compound and doesn't contain ions that can conduct electricity.

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