- Ionic bonding holds oppositely charged ions together in gaint structures. The giant structures of ionic compounds is very regular because the ions all pack together neatly, like marbles in a box.
- Strong electrostatic forces of attraction act in all directions. Each ion in the gaint structure or lattice is surrounded by ions with the opposite charge and so is held firmly in place.
- Sodium chloride contains equal numbers of sodium ions and chloride ions as shown by its formula NaCl. The sodium…