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Unformatted text preview: masks the charges ( Fig. A. ) and therefore in aqueous solutions this type of bonding is quite weak. Ionic bonds have a strength of 80 kcal/mole in a vacuum but only 3 kcal/mole in water. Ionic bonds are further weakened in the presence of salts which easily dissociate into their ionic forms and compete in the bonding process ( Fig. B. )....
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