« on: 20/07/2018 20:48:54 »
Anions and cations are, by definition, charged particles.The difficult part is that water, even pure water contains ions. I have no trouble envisaging a development of terminology in which it therefore became appropriate to describe water as ionic. I understand that such a development did not occur. I would like to have clarity as to usage. I was hoping for such a clarification, rather than a repetition of your earlier statements. I floated such a clarification, expecting you to either agree with it, or explain what was wrong with it. I'm still hopeful that you will do so.
The words anionic and cationic are defined analogously.
Water isn't charged.
Water isn't anionic or cationic.
What part of that is difficult?
I'm drinking blackcurrant juice as I write this.
It's in a green plastic tumbler.
Putting red juice in a green cup does not make the cup red.
Putting sodium ions into water does not make the water cationic.
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