What is the structure of barium bromide in aqueous solution?

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Apr 24, 2017

Answer:

Solution behaviour of #"barium bromide...........?"#. Well, three solvated ions would result......

Explanation:

So how does #BaBr_2# speciate in water:

#BaBr_2(s)stackrelcolor(blue)("water"color(white)(X))(→)Ba^(2+) + 2Br^(-)#

Now in solution, we CONCEIVE that both ions are the aquated species, i.e. #[Ba{(OH)_2}_6]^(2+)#, a barium dication solvated by, #"aquated"# by six (or so) water ligands. Other solvents exist, and the solution behaviour of the salt would be particular.