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What happens when you dissolve salt vs what happens when you dissolve sugar in water?🗯

What happens when you dissolve salt versus what happens when you dissolve sugar in water?


that’s what we’re gonna talk here!

These two things looks similar they’re kind of white powder made up of little grains


you can put both of them in water and steer around and you’ll see the grain gets smaller and smaller and maybe break apart until eventually they totally disappear.

They’ve completely dissolved in water, that’s what you see with the naked eye.

■ But if you had atomic vision and you could see the atoms that make salt and sugar,,,

what would it look like as the grain broke apart and became invisible?!

>>> that’s what we gonna find-out here!





It actually depends, whether something is an ionic or covalent compound?

It depends on what it’d look like when it is dissolved in water.

● so over here we have a salt and this is an ionic compound👇

This is what a grain of salt would look like and it is made up of “sodium ions(Na+)” [metal] and “chloride ions(Cl-)” which is non-metal so predominantly salt is made up of [metals] and [non-metals].

SUGAR,., on the other hand is a covalent compoundBecause it’s made of non-metals.


O= oxygen


And this non metal atoms are held together into a molecule.

So a grain of sugar would look like this:-It’d be a bunch of sugar molecules all Kinda joined together.

■Note that a grain of sugar is a lot more messy than an ionic compound(Grain of salt).

■Anyways,,,.let’s look what will happen when we will dissolve these:-

Commencely we will take a grain of salt(NaCl) and steer aroundand at atomic vision we’re gonna see that the atoms make up  the salt are going to come apart from each other.

We are gonna break apart and they all gonna start floating around in the water individually.

This is what a salt looks like when it is dissolved (as mentioned in the above figure)





Now let’s take sugar

Here’s are grain of sugar it goes into the water and Steer around then it gonna break up, like we saw the grain of salt break up, but its gonna break up in a different way.

it’s gonna break up into individual molecules that make it up but these molecules ain’t gonna break up into the individual atoms.

They are gonna stay as molecule and the molecules are gonna start floating around in the water.

A big mistake that people make and I don’t want you to do this mistake🚫


They think when sugar or other covalent bonds dissolved, they think that the atoms that make up the molecules totally break apart and then when you end up a glass of water that has already all these Carbon, Oxygen and Hydrogen atom just floating around but that don’t happen:-

BIG RED X“…Instead the atoms in the molecules stay together.

This is the big difference between how the covalent molecules dissolve where molecules stay molecules and how ionic compounds dissolve where the grain of salt actually break apart into the individual atoms.

So to answer the question what is it look like when something dissolved in water, the sured answer is it actually depends whether we are taking about an ionic compound or an covalent compound.

If it is a ionic compound its gonna break apart into all the individual atoms but if it’s a covalent compound then the joint molecule will break apart into the individual molecules once it dissolved.

But the molecules themselves will not break apart into atoms, they will stay as molecules dissolved in the water.


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