Alexander Harold
Alexander Harold voted up sherlin smith's answer

Dissociation is what happens when compounds dissolve into individual ions in solution.
Carbon containing compounds do not dissociate in water completely and are generally weak conductors of electricity so we know they will be weak acids/bases.

Let's look at acetic acid (#CH_3COOH#) a weak acid as an example.

When acetic acid dissolves in water, the … Read more