# Do bases conduct electricity ?

Feb 19, 2018

Yes of course; when they are Alkali because Alkali are the bases which dissolve in water; thus form aqueous solution.

#### Explanation:

Bases are also electrolytes which give ions in aqueous solutions and these ions help to conduct electricity.

Eg : $N a O H \left(a q\right) \rightarrow N {a}^{+} \left(a q\right) + O {H}^{-} \left(a q\right)$

But better use Strong Base as it gives ions easily rather than weak base ; thus strong base conduct electricity easily than weaker base.

Feb 19, 2018

Only if they're in aqueous solution (i.e. ionized).

#### Explanation:

So alkalis can conduct electricity, but if the base is either not water soluble, or is in its solid state, then conduction will be very poor.