• anonymous
can we use static electricity to remove ionic particles from water
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  • chmvijay
what u mean by static electricity
  • anonymous
Maybe, since static electricity will attract and repel one end of the dipole on water, possibly causing the water to form a +-+-+-+- pattern away from the charge to align if the static electric charge is strong enough. Since ions are dissolved by being held in solvation shells which involves having the water dipoles pointing a certain direction since itself it a static charge, then if the other static electric charge you're using to try to "undissolve the ions" is stronger, then it might possibly be able to disrupt the solvation shell when trying to align it to this alternating pattern of charges and possibly either repelling or attracting the ions. Just an educated guess but kinda a fun question this is interesting.

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