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Solution: A substance has a melting point of 1200 K, and it conducts e...

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A substance has a melting point of 1200 K, and it conducts electricity in the melted state (liquid) but not in the solid state. What is the name of the major attractive force that holds this substance together?

1. hydrogen bonds

2. metallic bonds

3. dispersion forces

4. dipole-dipole attractions

5. ionic bonds