Problem: Which is a typical characteristic of an ionic compound?a. Electron pairs are shared among atoms.b. The ionic compound has a low solubility in water.c. The ionic compound is described as a moleculed. The ionic compound has a high melting point.

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Ionic Compound

 composed of a positive ioncalled a cation connected to a negative ioncalled an anion.
positive ions (cations) are usually metals and negative ions (anion) are usually nonmetals

metal + nonmetal = ionic bond

 cations and anions can also be polyatomic ions(example: NH4+, C­H3COO-, SO42-)


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Which is a typical characteristic of an ionic compound?
a. Electron pairs are shared among atoms.
b. The ionic compound has a low solubility in water.
c. The ionic compound is described as a molecule

d. The ionic compound has a high melting point.

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