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A dilute solution of sulfuric acid (<50%) is a very good conductor. This is because it produces ions in the water that carry the electricity.

Concentrated solutions of solutions of sulfuric acid do not conduct electricity well. Sulfuric acid has a hard time making ions with itself (it does not make H3SO4+). Since there is very little water in 99% sulfuric acid, it does not have a lot of ions to conduct electricity.

Basically, sulfuric acid does not conduct electricity well because it is molecular, not ionic.

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It is not a metal or carbon and therefore it cannot conduct elecricity.

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