water is not a conductor of electricity
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You are partially correct. In order for a material to carry a charge, two conditions must be met: there must be charged particles within the substance (ions, electrons), and particles must be free to move.
However, your resolution depends on the type of water we are discussing. Fresh water cannot conduct electricity, for the reasons stated above. Salt water can conduct electricity, as the sodium ions carry charges.
we are talking about pure h20, I specifically said h2o is a conductor of electricity for a reason. Salt water is salt water as opposed to water, meaning h2o.....
Water in and of itself has a neutral charge and thus doesn't have the neccesary positive charge to make it a conductor....
Here is my evidence:
"Water itself is not a conductor of electricity. In order for a substance to carry charge, two conditions must first be met:
Salt water has the same base as fresh water. Its equation is NaCl +H2O. It is not a new substance, but simply an addition to an existing one. You did not specify clearly that we were focusing on pure water, you only stated H2O, thus leaving it open to interpretation. My previous arguments stand.
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Vote Placed by Death23 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro defined water as "h2o" in round 1. Con asserts that salt water, a conductor, counts as an exception. Pro disputes this by arguing that salt water is not water as defined in round 1. Pro is correct. Pro's definition - "h20" - does not include any other substances than pure water. The notion that Pro's definition would include substances other than "h2o" is an unreasonable interpretation of Pro's definition. Expressio unius est exclusio alterius. Otherwise, Pro's argument from authority is unaddressed by Con.
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