Ch.3 - Chemical ReactionsWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

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

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

Problem

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.

Solution

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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