Nonelectrolyte



[ih-lek-truh-lahyt] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪt/

noun
1.
Physical Chemistry.

2.
Physiology. any of certain inorganic compounds, mainly sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, and bicarbonate, that dissociate in biological fluids into ions capable of conducting electrical currents and constituting a major force in controlling fluid balance within the body.
/ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a solution or molten substance that conducts electricity
2.

n.

“substance decomposed by electrolysis,” 1834, from electro- + Greek lytos “loosed,” from lyein “to loose” (see lose).

nonelectrolyte non·e·lec·tro·lyte (nŏn’ĭ-lěk’trə-līt’)
n.
A substance whose molecules in solution do not dissociate to ions and thus do not conduct an electric current.

electrolyte e·lec·tro·lyte (ĭ-lěk’trə-līt’)
n.

electrolyte
(ĭ-lěk’trə-līt’)

electrolyte [(i-lek-truh-leyet)]

A substance that can serve as a conductor for an electric current when it is dissolved in a solution. Electrolytes are found in the blood and tissue fluids of the body.

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