Compare the properties of ionic compounds and covalent compounds.
|Ionic compound||Covalent compound|
|Ionic compounds are usually crystalline solids.||Covalent compounds are usually liquids or gases.|
|Ionic compounds have high melting and boiling points.||Covalent compounds have low melting and boiling points.|
|Ionic compounds are usually soluble in water.||Covalent compounds are usually insoluble in water.|
|Ionic compounds conduct electricity when dissolved in water or melted.||Covalent compounds do not conduct electricity.|
|Ionic compounds are insoluble in organic solvents.||Covalent compounds are soluble in organic solvents.|
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Solution Compare the Properties of Ionic Compounds and Covalent Compounds. Concept: Metals and Nonmetals - Formation and Properties of Covalent Compounds.