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Most diagrams of water dissolving salt show the molecules of salt seperating into ions Na+ and Cl- being pulled about by water- My question is this- Isn't it incorrect to show this happening as what the result is then is a chemical reaction decomposing NaCl making a solid reactive in water and Cl gas which is poisonous? If salt is still salty in water, then wouldn't the diagramming be more correct to show the NaCl molecules being seperated from other NaCl molecules but still staying as NaCl?
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