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Nonconducting liquid

  1. Apr 6, 2004 #1
    Does anyone know of any type of liquid that will not dissolve any type of salt (or anything in salt water for example), and is not able to mix with water, that is also non-conductive?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 6, 2004 #2
    Never tried it but any non polar solvent, maybe? Hexane?

    I really don't know though.

    I'm just saying that because polar solvents are capable of tearing the ions from a salt. If the solvent were non polar it would be able to tear apart the ions because there is no dipole moments.

    I could be wrong.

    Also, hexane won't mix with water.
  4. Apr 11, 2004 #3
    is there any particular reason that a salt will dissolve in water, is it because the lowest energy state is achieved?
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