# What happens to salt when it's put into a beaker of water?

Feb 15, 2016

The salt (NaCl) dissolves or dissociates into ions ...

#### Explanation:

The water molecules (${H}_{2} O$) are polar and will separate the the sodium from the chlorine forming $N {a}^{+}$ and $C {l}^{-}$ ions.

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Mar 8, 2016