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    Van der Waals forces for specific elecectrical attraction

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    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?

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    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 ...

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