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Which substance is an electrolyte?(1) H2 (2) HCl (3) C6H14 (4) C6H12O6

NY Regents Chemistry Exam June 2022

47 Which substance is an electrolyte? (1) H2

(2) HCl

(3) C6H14

(4) C6H12O6

Explanation: Eelctrolytes are substances that can conduct electricity. These are: metals, ionic compounds (liquid or dissolved in water), acids and bases. The list of most common acids and bases can be found on Table K and Table L on the Reference Table. HCl is an acid and should be an electrolyte. The rest of the compounds are molecular substances which do not conduct electricity.

Answer: 2

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