Flashcards in Ionic Bonding Deck (6)
What properties do Ionic Compounds have?
> High melting point
> Does not conduct electricity when solid
> Does conduct electricity in a solution (liquid or dissolved)
What is Ionic Bonding?
Transfer of electrons between a Metal and Non-Metal.
What is an Ionic Lattice?
Millions and millions of ions are packed together in a regular cubic arrangement, joined by ionic bonds.This forms a 3D structure called an Ionic Lattice.
Why Ionic Compounds have high melting points:
> Giant ionic lattice
> Strong electomagnetic attraction between positive an negative ions
> Large amounts of energy needed to break the strong attractions
Why Ionic Compounds don't conduct electricity when solid but it does when in a liquid form:
> Ions in solids unable to move and carry charge
> Ions in a liquid, ions can move and carry charge