Chemistry Additional- Ionic Bonding

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Explain the process of ionic bonding
When atoms lose or gain electrons to form charged particles which are then strongly attracted to each other
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What structure do ionic compounds have?
Giant ionic lattices
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Why do salt crystals tend to be cuboid in shape?
A single crystal of sodium chloride (salt) is one giant ionic lattice
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Main properties of ionic compounds
high melting points, high boiling points, carry electric current when molten and dissolved in water
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Why do ionic compounds carry an electric current when molten?
When ionic compounds melt, the ions are free to move
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Why do ionic compounds have a high boiling and melting point?
There is a strong attraction between the ions so it takes a large amount of energy to overcome the attraction.
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Main properties of ionic compounds

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