Asked Dec 23, 2019
  • When methanol is dissolved n water a conducting solution results. Justify your answer.

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Step 1

Ionic substances dissolve in water and conduct electricity due to freedom of motion of ions.

Step 2

It is known that methanol is a covalent compound. Covalent compounds do not produce ions in the aqueous solution, but methanol dissociates into ions in water rarely as shown below.


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2CH,ОН — сH,он; + CH,0"

Step 3

The ionization constant of methanol is very-very low. Therefore, ions will be present in the water. T...

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