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  1. #1 Breaking an ionic bond 
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    Can ionic compounds be separated into their constituent elements when dissolved in water?


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    Yes ,you wind up with a solution of hydrated ions.


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    That's usually what happens when ionic compounds dissolve - the cation and anion separate.
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