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Does water conduct AC electricity?

  1. Sep 5, 2015 #1
    I khow water conducts DC electricity but AC ?
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2015 #2

    nsaspook

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    Pure deionized water is a very good insulator for AC and DC. What's conductive are the ions from impurities in water and they don't care what direction the current is going.
     
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