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Element X Reacts with Element Y to Form a Compound Z. During the Formation of Compound Z, Atoms of X Lose One Electron Each Whereas Atoms of Y Gain One Electron Each. Which of the Following Property is Not Shown by Compound Z? (A) High Melting Point (B) Low Melting Point (C) Occurrence as Solid (D) Conduction of Electricity in Molten State - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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Element X reacts with element Y to form a compound Z. During the formation of compound Z, atoms of X lose one electron each whereas atoms of Y gain one electron each. Which of the following property is not shown by compound Z?
(a) high melting point
(b) low melting point
(c) occurrence as solid
(d) conduction of electricity in molten state

Solution

(b) low melting point
Compound Z is an ionic compound formed by transfer of electrons. Ionic compounds have high melting points.

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Solution Element X Reacts with Element Y to Form a Compound Z. During the Formation of Compound Z, Atoms of X Lose One Electron Each Whereas Atoms of Y Gain One Electron Each. Which of the Following Property is Not Shown by Compound Z? (A) High Melting Point (B) Low Melting Point (C) Occurrence as Solid (D) Conduction of Electricity in Molten State Concept: Formation and Properties of Ionic Compounds.
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