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Conductivity of Molten Salt


Conductivity of molten salt apparatus

Bunsen burner, matches


Plug in conductivity apparatus and turn on.

Place burner under crucible.

Once the salt becomes molten, ions are free to move.  These ions can conduct electricity.  With the molten salt able to conduct electricity the circuit is complete so the light bulb will light up.  It takes ~10 min. to get the salt molten.

Low Melting Eutectic Mixture: 10 gm KNO3 + 8.5 gm NaNO2


To schedule a demonstration, please send an email to the demonstration lab.



Eric Camp

Lecture Demonstration Technician

Bagley Hall 171

(206) 543-1606


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