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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


Crystal of CaCO3

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

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


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