An ion is an
atom or a molecule in which the total number of electrons is not
equal to the total number of protons, giving the atom or molecule a net
positive or negative electrical charge.
An electric current is
the flow of charge, either moving electrons in a wire, or the flow of ions in a
solution. The ions are also known as electrolytes when they are dissolved in a
polar solvent such as water, and separate into cations (positive charge) and
anions (negative charge).
The electrolyte strength
is determined by the amount or concentration of ions in the solution.
In distilled water
solution there is no electrolyte strength, why?
There is an experiment that
was conducted at Albyrone high school that explain how we can estimate the amount
of ions in a solution.