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Do molecular compounds conduct electricity?

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03/14/2011

Generally, molecular covalent substances do not conduct electricity. Carbon as graphite is the exception. This is because they are neutrally charged; they do not have ions or delocalized electrons as these are being shared by the non-metals. Yet some conduct electricity when dissolved in water. This is because some react with water to produce ions which are attracted to the oppositely charged electrodes.