Water has a ____________ dielectric constant

Answer:

Water has a high dielectric constant.

Water is unlike any other substance in that it has a very high dielectric constant. The solvent’s ability to screen charges is indicated by a high dielectric constant. It implies that in a solution, water molecules will surround both anions and cations, minimizing the attraction between the two charges.

Dielectric constant

The dielectric constant of a material is equal to the ratio of the substance’s permittivity to the permittivity of free space. It is a unitless, dimensionless quantity since it is the ratio of two similar entities.

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