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Can somebody help with the phenomenon what happens first? Dissolution or Solvation. I am bit confused with it

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    $\begingroup$ They happen together. $\endgroup$ Aug 18 '16 at 9:52
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"Solvation, also sometimes called dissolution, is the process of attraction and association of molecules of a solvent with molecules or ions of a solute. As ions dissolve in a solvent they spread out and become surrounded by solvent molecules."

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solvation

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