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What happens when a weak electrolyte dissolves in water?



A. The boiling point decreases
B. The solution does not conduct electricity
C. Few ions form
D. 100% of the molecules ionize

This question is part of Chemistry - Robbins Final Exam Quiz
Asked by MaryNoblesHancock, Last updated: Sep 25, 2018

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C. Marcus

C. MarcusContent Developer, Washington
Content Developer, Washington

Answered on Sep 25, 2018

Water is a solvent. It has numerous properties that set it apart from other solvents. The basic one is its property of surrounding different ions so that molecules break into separate charged entities within it. However, this property of breaking up molecules into ions is also dependent on the property of the solute. If it is a strong solute, the water will surround all the different ions making it fully ionized.

However, if the electrolyte is weak, it means that the molecule tends to stay in its non-ionized form. Hence, few ions will form. This chemistry applies to all electrolytes.

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MaryNoblesHancock

MaryNoblesHancock

Answered on Mar 08, 2018

Few ions form
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