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Can ice conduct electricity?


Since water can conduct electricity.

depends on the ice…

many different types of ice in different states of being ‘frozen’ and at different temperatures and with
different degrees of purity of the water or other frozen substance…

the answer would be yes more often than no…

Ice conducts electricity only about enough to dissipate static electricity.
If it’s far colder than freezing, it might not even conduct that much.

As water slowly freezes, it tries to exclude most ions from the growing
solid, and they end up concentrated in the remaining liquid.
The ions are what help water conduct substantial amounts of current.
Very pure de-ionized water might not conduct enough electricity to
electrocute you (from 120vac), for example.
ice is partly de-ionized, plus the molecules and ions cannot move most of
the time.
As the new ice gets colder and colder, the fraction of the time the ions
succeed in moving a little goes down,
and the ice gets less and less conductive.
I suppose a snowstorm on Titan or some other cold moon might have static
electricity in patches all over the icy ground,
as well as in the flying snow.

If the outside of the ice is shiny-wet, that film is not frozen, and that
film of water will conduct.
Especially if it’s partly salty sea-water.

Water does not conduct electricity, and no.

Yes. Virtually anything can conduct electricity if a high enough voltage is applied to it.

yes ice conducts electricity ,if the water of which ice is made is impure .conduvtivity depends on the conc of basecity and acidity.

If it has impurities then yes it can conduct electricity..

thats a negative, since the ice molicules are structure diffrently then water however if that ice is melting.. yeah

ya but bad conductor of electricity.

Ice is insulator

Yes. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_cu…

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