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  • one year ago

What is meant by solvation? nonpolar solute surrounded by polar solvent polar solute surrounded by nonpolar solvent ionic solute surrounded by nonpolar solvent ionic solute surrounded by polar solvent

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  1. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    I think the last one would make more sense

  2. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    solvent interacting with solute

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    IS HE RIGHT??

  4. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    Yeah, i agree with nin, remember like dissolves like.

  5. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    @javien_curry30 have you heard of the term water cage?

  6. Rushwr
    • one year ago
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    solvation is like dissolving in some solution (like for example NaCl in H2O) and how they interact with each other. So in that case NaCl would dissolve into Na+ and Cl-. The sodium ions would interact with the electronegative oxygen atom from water and the chlorine atoms would interact with the hydrogen atoms. By doing so they are lower in energy and thus more stable.

  7. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1442546710418:dw| If I remember this correctly, solvation is when the solvent interacts with the solute. for instance @nincompoop said i believe that water will interact with the Na+ and Cl- ions to form cage structures around them. @javien_curry30

  8. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    @Woodward thoughts?

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yeah @Rushwr explained it perfectly

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