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why glucose does not conduct electricity?  

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binita123 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 14, 2011 at 11:42 PM via web

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why glucose does not conduct electricity?

 

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pitabasa007 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM (Answer #1)

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Glucose doesn't conduct electricity because it's a covalent compound. Covalent compounds have no free and delocalised electrons to move about, as they have a stable electronic configuration.


You might think what about concentrated glucose or aqueous glucose. But they cannot be dissociated by the water molecules as they have neutral charges.

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biditism | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM (Answer #2)

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To conduct electricity either free electrons or free ions are needed. Glucose has the following structure

 

being non polar compound, no ion is formed in solution,moreover there is no free electrons thus it doesnt conduct electricity in solid,liquid or aquoeus state

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athiraraj | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted July 23, 2011 at 6:07 PM (Answer #3)

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it does not have any hygrogen ions in it

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