Citric acid is not a good conductor of electricity. This is because it is an example of a weak acid, which breaks down in water quickly. More »

Electrolytic solutions are good liquid conductors of electricity because the solute, an electrolyte, is a substance that easily disassociates into its component ions when it is in an aqueous solution. Electrolyte substan... More »

According to Boundless, solutions must contain a high amount of ions in order to conduct electricity. Salts, acids or bases, if dissolved in a solvent such as water, release ions and form an electrolyte solution. More »

Although many people think water conducts electricity well, pure water is a poor conductor since its molecules do not have free electrons to travel and thus transfer current. Pure water, however, rarely exists in nature.... More »

According to NEWTON, ice can conduct electricity, but it's a very poor conductor. Water doesn't conduct electricity; impurities in the water (ions) do, and ions don't tunnel around very quickly in frozen water. More »

Copper is a good conductor of electricity because the valence electrons are free and repel each other so strongly that it causes the repulsion of other electrons. This essentially forces the electricity down the piece of... More »

Saltwater is a good conductor of electricity because it is an electrolyte solution. Substances such as salts, acids and hydroxides that also are electrolytes can conduct electric current. Saltwater is a mixture that cons... More »