Problem: Which of the following diagrams most likely represents an ionic compound, and which represents a molecular one?

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We are asked which of the following compounds represents an ionic and which a molecular compound.


Ionic compounds are chemical compounds composed of ions held together by electrostatic forces called ionic bonds. 

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Which of the following diagrams most likely represents an ionic compound, and which represents a molecular one?

(i) Alternating rows of differently colored stationary spheres. (ii) Compounds consisting of two differently colored bonded spheres in motion.

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