Problem: When ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) is dissolved in water, the solution becomes colder. Why does the solution form? What drives the process?

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We’re going to use the theory “likes” dissolving “likes”  which states that the solvent can only completely dissolve the solute if they share similar polarity

 Therefore, a pure solvent with similar polarity can successfully dissolve a solute to create a solution. 

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When ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) is dissolved in water, the solution becomes colder. Why does the solution form? What drives the process?

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