Ionic Compounds

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  • Ionic Compounds
    • When metals reacts with non metals, electrons are transferred from the metal atoms to the non metal atoms forming ions. The resulting compound is called an ionic compound.
    • Ionic compounds have a regular lattice structure. The ions are tightly packed because the ionic bonds are very strong electrostatic forces of attraction between oppositely charged ions.
    • Ionic compounds have a high melting and boiling point. This is due to the strong bonds between the ions, as it takes a lot of energy to break these bonds.
    • Ionic compounds conduct electricity when aqueous or molten.
      • When in aqueous solution (dissolved) or molten the ions separate and are free to move, so will carry an electric current.

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