We are asked why the situation below would not be true for ionic solids?
An ionic bond forms when a cation and anion combine because of their opposite charges.
Atoms in metals easily slip past one another as mechanical force is applied; can you think of why this would not be true for ionic solids?
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Chemical Bonds concept. You can view video lessons to learn Chemical Bonds. Or if you need more Chemical Bonds practice, you can also practice Chemical Bonds practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Lufaso's class at UNF.