- 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.