Ionic Bonding

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  • Ionic Bonding
    • electrons transferred from one atom to another
    • there is strong electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions
    • have high melting/boiling points as a large amount of energy is needed to break strong electrostatic attraction
    • they are brittle, layer of ions, if you get ions with the same charge next to eachother the layers repel eachother
    • do not conduct electricty when solid as ions are unable to move, they can however conduct electricty when molten or in aqueous solution
    • soluble in polar solvents (e.g. water)
    • happens between oppositely charged ions
    • lattice structure


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