How do you tell if a substance, KCL, for example, is ionic?
Explain in most simple terms exactly what makes an ionic compound dissolve in water, and how do you know if a substance to be dissoloved is polar, or non polar?
I know that water is polar, but get lost after that. Thanks.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:14 pm ad1c9bdddf
I've attached a conceptual drawing of water dissolving an ionic solid. And also of a polar vs. non-polar molecule.
A substance is ionic if there is a metal and a non metal. Occasionally the positive ion may not be a metal, such as with NH4Cl, that is componsed of an ammonium ion (NH4 +1 charge) and a ...
The solution explains in very simple terms why exactly it is that ionic compounds dissolve in water and how to tell if a substance will be polar or not. It attaches an explanatory diagram to aid understanding as well.