Ionic compounds conduct electricity when dissolved in water because the movement of their negatively-charged and positively-charged particles forms an electrical current, explains About.com. In this liquid state, the cha... More »

The alkali metals, transition metals and metals in group 13, 14, and 15 on the periodic table all are malleable and good conductors of electricity Each of these groups has different characteristics, but all are able to c... More »

Under certain conditions sodium chloride, commonly known as salt, can conduct electricity. When solid NaCI cannot conduct electricity, it is because the positive and negative ions are locked in place and unable to move f... More »

Ionic compounds are solids, possess high melting points, conduct electricity, are hard but brittle and are formed from an ionic bond between one metal and one nonmetal. An ionic bond is a bond between two elements with o... More »

Ionic compounds conduct electricity when they are dissociated into positive and negative ions that are free to move. The larger the number of mobile positive and negative ions, the more conductive the ionic material beco... More »

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Aqueous solutions of ionic compounds are good conductors of electricity while solutions of molecular compounds are not. This is true because the individual ions in ionic compounds may completely dissociate in water with ... More »

Metals have luster, are malleable and ductile, conduct heat and electricity and may combine with other metals; nonmetals, in contrast, have little or no shine, are neither malleable nor ductile, do not conduct heat or el... More »