# What ions result when ammonium chloride is dissolved in water?

Aug 29, 2017

Well for a start there are $N {H}_{4}^{+}$ and $C {l}^{-}$ ions....

#### Explanation:

Ammonium chloride speciates in aqueous solution....

$N {H}_{4} C l \left(s\right) \stackrel{{H}_{2} O}{\rightarrow} N {H}_{4}^{+} + C {l}^{-}$

And ammonium ions are a weak acid, which undergoes protonolysis.......

$N {H}_{4}^{+} + {H}_{2} O r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s N {H}_{3} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{3} {O}^{+}$

And so we got ${H}_{3} {O}^{+}$, and $N {H}_{4}^{+}$, and $C {l}^{-}$ ions.......