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Ionic bonds form when a metal reacts with a
non-metal. Metals form positive ions, while non-
metals form negative ions. Ionic bonds are
the electrostatic forces of attraction between
oppositely charged ions.…read more

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MELTING POINTS AND BOILING POINTS
Ionic bonds are very strong so a lot of energy is
needed to break them. Ionic compounds
contain many of these strong bonds so they
have high melting and boiling points.…read more

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CONDUCTION OF ELECTRICITY
Ionic compounds conduct electricity when they
are dissolved in water or when they are melted.
This is because their ions are free to move and
carry the current. However, ionic compounds
do not conduct electricity when they are solid.
This is because their ions cannot move around
in their lattice structure.…read more

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