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Dissolution and Forces

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Barium chloride dissolving in water at room temperature is explained by which of the following forces?

A

Dipole-dipole forces between the solid compound and the water molecules.

B

Hydrogen bonding forces between the barium chloride and the hydrogen portions of the water.

C

Dispersion forces between the cations and anions of the barium chloride and the electron dipole moment of the water molecules.

D

Ion-dipole forces between the cations and anions of the barium chloride and the surrounding water molecules.