Ionic/covalent Character

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Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Ionic/covalent Character

Postby Anika Chakrabarti 1A » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:18 am

What makes some molecules such as salts more soluble in water?

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Re: Ionic/covalent Character

Postby 805291863 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:30 am

The more ionic the nature of the salt is, the more soluble the salt will be in water

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Re: Ionic/covalent Character

Postby ckilkeary 2G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:36 am

To my understanding, dissolving in water has to do with the positive part of water molecules attracting the more negative parts of a molecule and the negative part of water molecules attracting the positive parts of the same molecule. If you have a higher difference in electronegativity (therefore has more ionic character) like salts, then the difference between the negative and positive parts of the molecule dissolving is high so its easier and faster for water to dissolve it.

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Re: Ionic/covalent Character

Postby Daniel Chen 2L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Water is able to dissolve those ionic molecules because the attraction between the positive and negative parts of the water and the other molecule is able to separate the separate atoms of the ionic molecule from each other.

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