I can't tell if Van der Waals forces is the specific kind of electrical attraction that causes calcium chloride to dissolve in water or not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:41 am ad1c9bdddf
When CaCl2 is dissolved in water, it dissociates to form ions as follows:
CaCl2 → Ca+2(aq) + 2Cl-(aq)
The Ca+2 and Cl- ions form attractive force with water molecules through ION-DIPOLE interaction. This is a type of electrostatic attraction that forms between ion (ex. Ca+2 / Cl-) and a ...
The expert examines Van der Waals forces for specific electrical attraction.