# How does electrolytic conductance depend on solvation?

My textbook says: If the ions are strongly solvated their effective size will increase and hence their conductance will decrease

P.s after reading my textbook, I don't think I'm sure what solvation means. If you could explain that, my understanding would be better.

• Have you tried wikipedia? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solvation – Aniruddha Deb May 29 '20 at 5:05
• @AniruddhaDeb I don't feel as though I've got the entirety of what solvation means. Yeah sure, I can define what solvation is but I don't really understand it. – Leah May 29 '20 at 5:26