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# What happens to an electrolyte when it is an ionized?

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## Understanding the concept:An electrolyte is a substance that, whether in an aqueous solution or when molten, permits the passage of an electric current. For example, Hydrochloric acid($\mathrm{HCl}$).Explanation of ionization of electrolyte:When an electrolyte dissolves in water, it separates into the cations (positive ions) and anions (negative ions) that make up its constituent ions.Anion moves towards the anode whereas cations go in the other direction(cathode). There is a chemical change as a result.These ions move freely into a solution and conduct electricity.

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