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(A) Give the Names and Formulae of One Metal Chloride and One Non-metal Chloride. (B) State an Important Property in Which These Metal Chloride and Non-metal Chloride Differ. (C) Why Do They Differ in this Property? - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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(a) Give the names and formulae of one metal chloride and one non-metal chloride.
(b) State an important property in which these metal chloride and non-metal chloride differ.
(c) Why do they differ in this property?

Solution

(a) Sodium chloride is a metal chloride and its formula is NaCl.
     Hydrogen chloride is a non-metal chloride and its formula is HCl.

(b) Metal chlorides are ionic chlorides, which are electrolytes that can conduct electricity. However, non-metal chlorides are covalent chlorides, which are non-electrolytes that do not conduct electricity.

(c) They differ in this property because of the bonding in the chlorides. Metal chlorides have ionic bonds but non-metal chlorides have covalent bonds.

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Solution (A) Give the Names and Formulae of One Metal Chloride and One Non-metal Chloride. (B) State an Important Property in Which These Metal Chloride and Non-metal Chloride Differ. (C) Why Do They Differ in this Property? Concept: Metal and Non Metals Questions.
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