RAJESH SURESH DAKE Raigarh, India 210 Questions 106 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile 0 RAJESH SURESH DAKE Asked: February 26, 2020In: Chemistry How do ionic bonds dissolve in water? 0 How do ionic bonds dissolve in water? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Site Default 102 Questions 99 Answers 0 Best Answers 294 Points View Profile Adityaoo7 Added an answer on February 27, 2020 at 5:06 am To dissolve an ionic compound, the water molecules must be able to stabilize the ions that result from breaking the ionic bond. They do this by hydrating the ions. Water is a polar molecule. … When you place an ionic substance in water, the water molecules attract the positive and negative ions from the crystal. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp RAJESH SURESH DAKE Raigarh, India 210 Questions 106 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile RAJESH SURESH DAKE Added an answer on February 26, 2020 at 7:30 am The breaking up of Ionic bonds in Polar solvents such as water occurs in two steps. Explanation: The first step is that the ionic compound is broken down due to the polarity of the surrounding water molecules with oxygen being electronegative and hydrogen being electropositive. Hence, the Ionic bond has been broken. The second step is that both the positive and negative ions are hydrated by the surrounding water molecules. The electronegative oxygen will be attracted to the positive ion e.g Na+ and the electropostive hydrogen will be attracted to the negative ion e.g Cl-. This is how Ionic compounds dissociate and dissolve in polar solvents such as water. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.