Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous ReactionsWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: We have learned in this chapter that many ionic solids dissolve in water as strong electrolytes; that is, as separated ions in solution.Which statement is most correct about this process?(a) Water is

Problem

We have learned in this chapter that many ionic solids dissolve in water as strong electrolytes; that is, as separated ions in solution.

Which statement is most correct about this process?

(a) Water is a strong acid and therefore is good at dissolving ionic solids. 

(b) Water is good at solvating ions because the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in water molecules bear partial charges. 

(c) The hydrogen and oxygen bonds of water are easily broken by ionic solids.