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On the left image.. we see that specific conductivity is increasing at a decreasing rate, eventually plateauing as it reaches a maximum. I am unable to reconcile this with the molar conductivity graph to the right... shouldn't the decreasing molar conductivity be decreasing at an increasing rate... why does it plateau and such? Thanks for the help

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    $\begingroup$ have you checked the units in the right graph? $\endgroup$ – Karl Dec 21 '20 at 0:20
  • $\begingroup$ One effect is crowding -- not enough room for ions to be mobile. See byjus.com/chemistry/variations-molar-conductivity . Also, as @Karl states, one abscissa inlcudes concentration... $\endgroup$ – DrMoishe Pippik Dec 21 '20 at 0:55
  • $\begingroup$ I dont follow why molar conductivity is concave up .. shouldnt it be concave down? $\endgroup$ – Riqueza Dec 21 '20 at 1:05
  • $\begingroup$ @DrMoishePippik It should. Check again. ;) $\endgroup$ – Karl Dec 21 '20 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ Yes it should... that was a hint to the bewildered. $\endgroup$ – DrMoishe Pippik Dec 21 '20 at 1:53

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