When an ionic compound dissolves into water , splitting into his respective ions the positive ions will be attracted to the _________ end of the water molecule? A)neutral B)partially positive C)partially negitive

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May 16, 2018

Answer:

Well, you know that water is a DIPOLE....?

Explanation:

And what does that mean? It means that there is charge separation in the water molecule....the which we could represent as #stackrel(""^+delta)H-stackrel(delta^-)O-stackrel(delta^+)H#..and you must have seen this representation before...

#OH_2# can this interact in an ion-dipole fashion with POSITIVELY charged ion....sometimes we like to invoke bonds between the oxygen donor and the metal cation...

And so your option is clear....#H_2OrarrNa^+#