# 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

Its quite simple.

#### Explanation:

It will form solution without any external factor.the time taken to do so will depend on concentration of salt.water molecules are always vibrating in terms of atomic structure providing energy for salt to dissolve.when we provide heat or we stir we just increase the process speed.