considering the Na+ and Cl- in it's ionic lattice.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the formula, electrostatic force

F = Qq/(4.pi.e0.r^2)

where e0 is the permittivity of free space. However in water e0 is 80 times bigger, so

F= Qq/(4.pi.80e0.r^2), therefore electrostatic force between the ions is smaller, it simply dissolves and doesn't react.

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# Homework Help: Is this true? NaCl dissolving

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