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Can a solution contain only cations?

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Sep17-11, 04:23 AM
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For example, can Cu2+ be the only ionic species present in an aqeuous solution, without anions such as nitrate. (Hydroxide ions ignored)
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Sep17-11, 04:59 AM
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No, solutions are always electrically neutral.

That is, it is possible for a small drop to have a small charge, but nothing close to bulk solution containing only cations or only anions. Just like any charged object it will discharge at first occasion.
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Sep19-11, 06:07 PM
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For example, can Cu2+ be the only ionic species present in an aqeuous solution, without anions such as nitrate. (Hydroxide ions ignored)
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