How do you differentiate between a strong electrolyte a weak electrolyte and a non-electrolyte?
- Ionic compounds are always strong electrolytes.
- Covalent compounds are non-electrolytes.
- Strong acids, strong bases and salts are always strong electrolytes
A strong electrolyte dissociates completely in solution in a polar solvent into charged particles; a weak electrolyte dissociates in solution in a polar solvent only to a sufficient extent to satisfy an equilibrium between dissociated and undissociated forms; and a nonelectrolyte does not dissociate into charged particles in solution at all.