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Paheli Had Heard that Rain Water is as Good as Distilled Water. So, She Collected Some Rain Water in a Clean Glass Tumbler and Tested It Using a Tester. to Her Surprise, She Found that the Compass Needle Showed Deflection. What Could Be the Reasons? - Science

Paheli had heard that rain water is as good as distilled water. So, she collected some rain water in a clean glass tumbler and tested it using a tester. To her surprise, she found that the compass needle showed deflection. What could be the reasons?

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Rain water contains dissolved salts. This makes it a conducting solution. There are no dissolved salts present in the distilled water. Hence, rain water can allow electricity to pass through it while distilled water cannot.

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NCERT Class 8 Science Textbook
Chapter 14 Chemical Effects of Electric Current
Q 10 | Page 181
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