Answer to Question #25101 in Inorganic Chemistry for Arifeen
Nacl conducts electricity when melted but Ccl4 doesn't..Please explain it.
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.