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Even though ionic compounds increase in entropy when dissolved in water, not all ionic compounds are soluble.

Which of the following explains this phenomenon?

A

The strength of the intermolecular forces that hold the compound together.

B

The strength of the ionic crystalline solid due to the tight arrangement of the atoms and the strong electrostatic forces.

C

The high concentration needed to make the substance dissolve in water, which is why low molarities are inadequate for dissolution of some substances.

D

The lack of potential energy in the ionic bonds of the solid compound.

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