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Why do acids, bases and salt conduct electricity?

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Both acidic and basic solutions in water conduct electricity. Acids, when dissolved in water release the H+ and bases when dissolved in water release the OH- ions. These ions are charged species and so act as charge carriers. In other words the conductivity of these solutions is due to the movement of these ions.

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