Problem: Which characteristics below describes a solid crystal of NaCl?A. Brittle, low melting point, strong electrical conductor B. Malleable, high melting point, shiny C. Weak electrical conductor, high melting point, hard D. Strong electrical conductor, shiny, ductile E. Low melting point, dull, ductile

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Determine the composition of NaClcategorize it and distinguish its characteristics 

NaCl is composed of Na (Group 1A metal) and Cl (Group 7A non-metal) which makes it an ionic compound (metal + nonmetal)

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Which characteristics below describes a solid crystal of NaCl?

A. Brittle, low melting point, strong electrical conductor 

B. Malleable, high melting point, shiny 

C. Weak electrical conductor, high melting point, hard 

D. Strong electrical conductor, shiny, ductile 

E. Low melting point, dull, ductile

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