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  1. #1 enthalpy of solvation of sodium in h20 
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    Given the question, in which solvent should Na+ have the most negative enthalpy of solvation?

    out of CCl4, H2O,C6H6 CS2 and CH3OCH3

    i chose water.

    my reason - Because Na+ is an ion, water being so bloody polar, it would be favourable to dissolve, more so in this than in any of the other's

    and a negative enthalpy = favourable reaction?

    IT IS HOMEWORK, i know. but i just need a simple right or wrong,

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