Distilled water is free from electrolytes and hence doesn’t have any conducting substance in it.

Hence, it is not a good conductor of electricity.


We know that acids, bases and salts are good conductors.

Hence, we can make distilled water conducting by making it

  • An acid

Distilled water can be made acidic by adding lemon juice (citric acid), vinegar (acetic acid) in it

  • A base

Distilled water can be made basic by adding detergent, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in it

  • A salt solution

Distilled water can be made conducting by adding a salt like common salt (NaCl) in it

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 14 Class 8 - Chemical Effects Of Electric Current

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo