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Being an ionic solid, salt is very susceptible to being torn apart by the polar molecules of water. Inside the water, salt exists as sodium and chlorine anions; but what state of matter is it in?
My instinct tells me it is in a solid state, as salt's melting point is 800°C, but it sure doesn't really act like a solid.
EDIT: I think I ought to rephrase, I mean what state of matter are the individual sodium and chlorine ions inside the water.