Why does sodium chloride dissolve in water? Is not the dissolution of salt in water endothermic?
........because God wanted it that way.......
The dissolution of sodium chloride in water is SLIGHTLY endothermic........i.e.
But on the other hand, even tho' each ionic particle is solvated by several water molecules, the entropy of the reaction is positive.....in that the highly ordered crystalline
.....the increase in entropy can account for the