Science / Chemistry / Electrolyte: A substance that dissociates fully or partially into ions when dissolved in a solvent, producing a solution that conducts electricity. See strong electrolyte, weak electrolyte.


Science / Chemistry / Nonelectrolyte: A nonelectrolyte is a substance which does not ionize in solution. MORE

Weak Electrolyte

Science / Chemistry / Weak Electrolyte: A weak electrolyte is a solute that incompletely dissociates into ions in solution. For example, acetic acid partially dissociates into acetate ions and hydrogen ions, so that an acetic acid solution MORE


Health / Fitness / Electrolytes: Capable of conducting electricity in a solution. Used in many body activities, potassium, sodium and chloride are all forms of electrolytes. MORE

Strong Electrolyte

Science / Chemistry / Strong Electrolyte: A strong electrolyte is a solute that completely dissociates into ions in solution. Solutions of strong electrolytes conduct electricity. Most soluble ionic compounds are strong electrolytes. MORE

Weak Acid

Science / Chemistry / Weak Acid: An acid that only partially dissociates into hydrogen ions and anions in solution. Weak acids are weak electrolytes. Recognize weak acids by learning the six common strong acids; any acid that doesn't MORE

Weak Base

Science / Chemistry / Weak Base: A base that only partially dissociates into ions in solution. Weak bases are weak electrolytes. Ammonia is an example of a weak base; the reaction NH3(aq) + H2O(l) = NH4_+(aq) + OH-(aq) is reversible. MORE