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An aqueous solution is formed.
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What happens to ionic and covalent compounds when they dissolve in water?

The bonds of ionic compounds tend to dissociate into their positive and negative ions as their molecules are hydrolyzed by the water. The bonds of covalent compounds remain

What happens when an ionic compound dissolves in water?

Answer   Water is a very good solvent. When an ionic compound is dissolved in water, it breaks into its contituent radical ions. say for example if you dissolve NaCl in w

Can covalent compounds dissolve in water?

Yes, there are many covalent compounds that dissolve in water including bromine and sulfuric acid.

What happens to ionic and covalent compounds when they are dissolved in water?

When an ionic compound is dissolved in water, it is broken up into its positive and its negative ions. We shall use Table Salt for our example. It has the formula NaCl, which