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Why does distilled water not conduct electricity while rain water does?

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May 16, 2013 1:12PM

Water, in its purity, does not conduct electricity. As distillation is a purifying process, the water produced from it is rather pure. As a result it does not conduct electricity. Rain water, however, is a rather diverse mixture of different substances. Its conductivity primarily comes from the different inorganic salt soluted in the rain water.

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