Tracer tests are frequently used in hydrogeology to quantify subsurface processes. These tracers are frequently assumed to travel conservatively with groundwater; however, this assumption requires additional study in the context of electrical geophysical monitoring. Tracers may undergo reactive processes, such as ion exchange, thus changing the aqueous composition of the system, and consequently the fluid and bulk electrical conductivity. As a result, the measured electrical conductivity may not only reflect solely solute transport but also reactive processes. Here, we evaluate the impacts of ion exchange reactions, rate-limited mass transfer, and surface conduction on quantifying tracer mass, mean arrival time, and temporal variance using electrical methods in synthetic column experiments. Numerical examples that (1) ion exchange can lead to resistivity-estimated tracer mass, velocity, and dispersivity that may be inaccurate; (2) mass transfer leads to an overestimate in the mobile tracer mass and an underestimate in velocity when using electrical methods; and (3) surface conductance does not degrade moment estimates when high-concentration tracers are used.