Does dissolution with dissociation only happen with salts?

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Nov 11, 2015

Answer:

The answer is no.

Explanation:

Consider the gas hydrogen chloride (and the other gaseous hydrogen halides). Bubble this through water and we get hydrochloric acid, in which the #Cl^-# is almost completely dissociated. Ammonia, another gas, undergoes partial hydrolysis when dissolved in water.