Which of the following solutions is more conductive:
1) 0.1 M sodium hydroxide and 0.1 M hydrochloric acid mixture (effectively NaCl?)
2) 0.1 M sodium hydroxide and 0.1 M acetic acid mixture (effectively NaCH3COO?)
I know the answer is the first one but I can't explain why. I have been taught (high school chemistry) that conductivity of ions is simply relative to [ions]. If that were true, both solutions would be equally conductive. I know that strictly speaking, based on the initial acids and bases, 1) would be more conductive, but I can't understand this because there should be none of the original reactants present anyways. This came up on a test, and I can't justify 1) being correct based on what I have learned.