KentChemistry HOME

 
 

 
Custom Search

 

Properties of Ionic Compounds

 

 Some Common Features of Materials with Ionic Bonds:

  • Hard
  • Form crystal lattices not molecules
  • Good insulators
  • High melting points/ Boiling Points
  • Conduct electricity when dissolved in water or as a liquid. 
  • Solids do not conduct electricity

 

NaCl(s) NaCl(l) NaCl(aq)
nonconductor conductor conductor

Key Words for IONIC-Crystal, Salt, transfer of electrons

-->ON TO COVALENT PROPERTIES

Chemical Demonstration Videos