I've come to understand that intermolecular forces cause the boiling point of hydrochloric acid solutions below 20% to be higher than the boiling point of water. I also understand that dissolving hcl in water is an exothermic reaction. But, what about those intermolecular forces. I assume they are dipole interactions. My question: If ions in an electrolyte like hydrochloric acid are made to collect on a charged surface, will they absorb heat when the charged surface is grounded? I think they will because, as they spread out and homogenize, they will reform the interactions that require heat to break. Is this correct?