Why not? if I had a solution of K+(aq) and Cl(-) and placed it within an electric field, my ions would separate to different sides correct? Why can't I just take a beaker and scoop of the liquid toward one end of the electric field? Wouldn't that contain mostly anions/cations and no longer be electroneutral? I would have a monopole, correct? Is there anything wrong with my idea? Why can't I have this solution? I really need it.