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CIA Demonstration: Conductivity Apparatus-Ionic versus Covalent Bonds Ionic compounds that are soluble in water enable conduction of electricity. Covalent compounds ( molecules ) do not conduct electricity even when soluble in water. Water molecules contain polar covalent bonds . Pure water does not conduct electricity. Because water is a polar molecule , ionic compounds dissociate readily in water. When an ionic compound such as sodium chloride dissolves in water, the ions leave the crystal and move into solution . The ions permit passage of an electric current
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