Practice!

Sample Problem

 is an atom of element A

 is an atom of element B

A sample of the ionic compound AB was placed in a beaker of water shown below (water molecules not shown):

True or False:

AB forms an electrolyte solution.

Solution

Electrolyte solutions form when an ionic compound is placed into a solvent (such as water) and the individual components dissociate, which is what the diagram shows above.