• anonymous
Water is a polar molecule, meaning it carries partial charges (δ or δ–) on opposite sides of the molecule. For two formula units of NaCl, drag the sodium ions and chloride ions to where they would most likely appear based on the grouping of the water molecules in the area provided. Note that red spheres represent O atoms and white spheres represent H atoms.
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  • Ciarán95
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  • Ciarán95
Have you any kind of diagram to go along with this @ppo ? I'm kind of assuming that, if we have a polar water molecule with partial charges (due to the uneven distribution of the shared electrons in the O-H covalent bond): |dw:1440867092123:dw| then positively charged species will be attracted to the the negative end of the molecule and vice versa. So, based on the electrostatic interactions of the Na+ and Cl- ions with the polar H2O molecule, we would expect something like this perhaps |dw:1440867511495:dw|: I'm not sure if this is entirely what you're after, but hopefully it's of some kind of help to you....remember that oppositely charged ions should attract and like charges repel!

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