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Solved: Explain what happens to an ionic substance when it dissolves in water

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 10Q

Explain what happens to an ionic substance when it dissolves in water.

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To dissolve an ionic compound, the water molecules must be able to stabilize the ions that result from breaking the ionic bond. Water is a polar molecule. ... The positive ions have several water molecules around them, all with their O atoms close to the positive ion.

The partially negative oxygen atoms in the water molecules attract the positively charged sodium ions (Na+). The ionic compound sodium chloride (NaCl), or table salt, dissolves in water. The partially positive hydrogen atoms of water attract the negatively charged chloride ions (Cl−).

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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