# What occurs when magnesium nitrate is dissolved in water?

##### 1 Answer
May 19, 2017

A chemical reaction occurs as the salt goes into solution........

#### Explanation:

Nitrate salts are usually very soluble in water:

$M g {\left(N {O}_{3}\right)}_{2} \left(s\right) \stackrel{{H}_{2} O}{\rightarrow} M {g}^{2 +} + 2 N {O}_{3}^{-}$

Dissolution in water breaks up the ionic lattice of magnesium and nitrate ions......