# Should ALL ionic compounds be soluble in water?

Ionic compounds are non-molecular species, which consist of a an infinite array of positive and negative ions held together in an infinite array stabilized by strong electrostatic forces. Water is an exceptionally good solvent for SOME ionic species, no doubt due to the polarity of water, and its ability to stabilize both positive and negative ions, which could lead to a representation of ""^(+delta)H-stackrel(delta-)O-H^(delta+).