Problem: Distinguish the properties of ionic and molecular compounds.-conduct electricity in the liquid state -higher melting and boiling points -conduct electricity in aqueous solution -almost always made up of exclusively nonmetal atoms

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Ionic compounds

  • Conduct electricity in the liquid state (molten ionic compounds are capable of conductivity)
  • Higher melting and boiling points (ionic bonds are strong)
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Distinguish the properties of ionic and molecular compounds.

-conduct electricity in the liquid state 
-higher melting and boiling points 
-conduct electricity in aqueous solution 
-almost always made up of exclusively nonmetal atoms