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Why is NaCl more conductive than CaCl2?
Last Updated: 31st May, 2021
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Also question is, is CaCl2 a good conductor of electricity?
The density of calcium chloride is 2.15 gm/cm3. It is soluble both in inorganic solvents like water, as well as organic solvents like ethanol. Usually in a molten state, it is a good conductor of electricity. Calcium chloride is a bad conductor of heat.
Subsequently, question is, why is NaCl conductive in water? Common table salt (NaCl) is an electrolyte, and when this is dissolved in water to form salt water, it becomes sodium ions (Na+) and chloride ions (Cl-), each of which is a corpuscle that conducts electricity. In water, it is the ions that pass electricity from one to the next.
Likewise, why is KCl more conductive than NaCl?
It will be Li>Na>K Smaller the size, more the equivalent ionic conductance. That is only one force, the K+ ion is larger than the Na+ ion, so the distance between the K+ and Cl- ions is greater than between Na+ and Cl-, decreasing the bond strength. Yes, KCl has a high bond energy, but not as high as NaCl.
What is the conductivity of NaCl?
The conversion of conductivity to the total dissolved solids depends on the chemical composition of the sample and can vary between 0.54 and 0.96. Typically, the conversion is done assuming that the solid is sodium chloride, i.e., 1 μS/cm is then equivalent to about 0.64 mg of NaCl per kg of water.