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1

In general, what are the charges on metals and non metals

metals are positive and non metals are negatively charged

2

How can you describe ionic bond

electrostatic attraction between positive and negative ions

3

What are the mp and bp of ionic compouds

low melting and boiling points

4

Can ionic complounds conduct?

only when molten or in solution as ions would be free to move

5

How can conduction in ionic compounds be explained?

movement of ions towards oppositely charged electrodes