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Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:12 am
Does a larger extent of hydration mean a stronger intermolecular attraction?
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:05 am
Yes, since hydration is an example of ion-dipole interactions. If there is a larger extent of hydration, this means that the cation is strongly interacting with H2O's Oxygen's partial negative charge.
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:43 am
I get what the post above is saying, but what does "extent of hydration" mean? Is it like how many H2O molecules the ion attracts?