Why pure water is not a strong electrolyte?

The pure water molecules donot contain enough ions to transfer to the electrons from one end to another end. This property makeswater a weak electrolyte. To be a strong electrolyte it must ionize into its constituent ion but in case of pure water, it ionizes very slightly into its ions making it a weak electrolyte. Hence the pure water isnot a strong electrolyte because of its strong hydrogen bonding.

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  1. pure water is a weak electrolyte because it contains very small amount of ions and the hydrogen bonding in water is very strong therefore it ionizes to a very small extent by a process called self ionization

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