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Give Scientific Reason: Common Salt Has High Melting Point and Boiling Point. - Science and Technology 2

Give scientific reason: Common salt has high melting point and boiling point.

Sodium Chloride has high melting point and boiling point.

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Solution

Sodium chloride is an ionic compound with strong electrostatic attractions between the positive and negative ions. It takes a lot of energy to overcome these attractions and hence pull the ions apart. Therefore sodium chloride has a very high melting and boiling point.

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