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Ionic solids do not conduct electricity in the solid state, but are strong conductors in the liquid state and when dissolved in water. Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

This should be explained why ionic solids do not conduct electricity when in solid state but are strong conductors of electricity in liquid state or in solution.

Concept Introduction:

Ionic solids have strong electrostatic force of attraction.

Explanation

Ionic solids have strong electrostatic forces of attraction among oppositely charged ions which are not allowed to move in solid state. Thus ionic solids are not conductors...

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