Giant ionic structures

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  • Giant ionic structures
    • ionic compounds have high melting points and are solid at room temperature
      • They are held together with strong electrostatic forces
      • They are solid at room temperature
      • A lot of energy is required to overcome ionic bonds to melt solids
    • Ionic compounds will conduct electricity when we melt them or dissolve them in water.  Their ions can move freely and can carry charge through the liquid
      • When the ionic compound has been melted the ions are free to move
        • Therefore they can carry an electrical charge and can conduct electricity (even though they are liquid)
      • Some ionic solids dissolve in water
        • Because water molecules can split up the lattice
        • The ions are free to move in the solution s they can also conduct electricity

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