Problem: Which of the following is not a characteristic of most ionic compounds?A. they are solidsB. they have low melting pointsC. when melted they conduct an electric currentD. they are composed of metallic and non metallic elements

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We're being asked to determine which is not a characteristic of most ionic compounds.

Ionic compounds (solid): 

• composed of a metal and a nonmetal as ions

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Which of the following is not a characteristic of most ionic compounds?

A. they are solids

B. they have low melting points

C. when melted they conduct an electric current

D. they are composed of metallic and non metallic elements

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