Originally Posted by bailey37821
LOL, agreed. I'm not certain how that conflict stood out to him. It is indeed increased conductivity in your original statement context.
DI Water has DECREASED conductivity. It has no electrolytes to conduct charge. It has HIGH resistance. Please refer back to your introductory chemistry class.
I don't think you understand what he was trying to explain. His original post said that high grade DI or distilled water has greater than 18 megohm conductance.
OHM is a unit of resistivity. So a greater amount of resistivity of water is desirable because that means there is an absence of electrolytes. If he meant conductance, it should have actually been a very low number, where less is more desireable. So what he said is in itself a completely conflicting statement unless you replace conductance with resistance in his statement.
Even with his correction of claiming to use the wrong units, DI water conductance would be in Micro Siemens which is much much much less than a mega Siemen. I assume it was a recall mistake and then a mis-correction of the original statement after he looked it up on Wikipedia.
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