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Covalent compounds don't conduct electricity when dissolved in water because they are not electrolytes. (Sharon Pittaway)
Covalent compounds form when atoms that have similar electronegativity values form covalent chemical bonds. When a covalent compound dissolves in water, it does not dissociate into ions. Because there are no free electrons or ions in the water (electrolytes) dissolved covalent compounds can’t conduct electricity. Similarly, covalent compounds aren’t conductive […]

Do Covalent Compounds Conduct Electricity When Dissolved in Water?