1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Why doesn't CH3CH2OH (alcohol) conduct electricity but CH3COOH does? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I did some research on the website( answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080411203909AAqYaN1). It mentions about the difference of bonding between ionic coumpounds and covelant compund will result the difference in conductivity. And in the end, the article mentions about "Sucrose and any form of alcohol are molecular, covalent compounds (organic molecules. covalent = non-metal/non-metal bond)." But isn't CH3COOH organic molecule? I still don't really understand why CH3COOH will seperate into two ions, CH3COO- and H+ while alcohol won't.