Question #055e9

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May 20, 2016

Polar solvent.


If you think about ionic compounds as those that have some 'charge' associated with them in solution, then you may see the correlation with “like dissolves like”. A polar solvent has an effective charge while a non-polar one is 'charge neutral'.

So, the polar solvent will have 'charged' functional areas that will attract (solvate) the ionic compounds more readily.