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

metals are positive and non metals are negatively charged


How can you describe ionic bond

electrostatic attraction between positive and negative ions


What are the mp and bp of ionic compouds

low melting and boiling points


Can ionic complounds conduct?

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


How can conduction in ionic compounds be explained?

movement of ions towards oppositely charged electrodes