# Why on dilution the Lambda_(m) of CH_(3)COOH increases drastically, while that of CH_(3)COONa increases gradually?

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Why on dilution the Lambda_(m) of CH_(3)COOH increases drastically, while that of CH_(3)COONa increases gradually?

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In the case of CH_(3)COOH, which is a weak electrolyte, the number of ions increase on dilution due to an increase in degree of dissociation
CH_(3)COOH+H_(2)OrarrCH_(3)COO^(-)+H_(3)O^(+)
In case of storng electrolyte the number of ions re mains the s ame but the interionic attraction decreases.