How does the orientation of #H_2O# molecules around #Na^+# differ from that around #Cl^-#?

1 Answer
Sep 7, 2017

Sodium ions have positive charges, while chlorine ions have positive charges.


as you know the H2O molecule is polar where oxygen is negative and hydrogen is positive, so in the case of sodium the oxygen will face the ions and the hydrogen will face away, while in chlorine the oxygen will face the chlorine ions and the oxygen will face away.