General Chemistry Labs

This movie shows a NaCl crystal dissolving in water. In this movie, Na+ ions are shown in blue, Cl- ions are shown in green, O atoms are shown in red, and H atoms are shown in light blue. Attractive forces between water molecules and ions are shown as black dotted lines.

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