The MAD Scientist Network: Chemistry
Subject: Why does cotton staurated with salt water conduct elec. for a few seconds?
Date: Wed Dec 13 21:35:48 2000
Posted by Ryan
Grade level: 7-9
City: West Hartford State/Province: Connecticut
Area of science: Chemistry
Why does cotton conduct electricity when it is saturated with salt water
for about a second in one place? This seems very odd to me and I've never
seen it happen. When I was using a six volt battery, a copper wire and a
light bulb I found that when cotton is saturated with salt water it only
conducts electricity for a short time in one place. Why is that?
Thanks for your time,
Re: Why does cotton staurated with salt water conduct elec. for a few seconds?
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