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Solubility Thermodynamics

APCHEM-BUHFL1

Which of the following explains why the solution feels warm when a small amount of water is added to solid copper (II) sulfate anhydrous?

A

Hydrogen bonding occurs between the solute and the solvent, releasing energy.

B

Energy is released as the water molecules bond to the ionic solid, forming a hydrated molecule.

C

Energy is released as the solute ions interact with the solvent.

D

Energy must be added to the system to make the ionic solid dissolve.