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Why Do Interstitial Compounds Have Higher Melting Points than Corresponding Pure Metals? - Chemistry

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Why do interstitial compounds have higher melting points than corresponding pure metals?

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The melting points of interstitial compounds are higher than those of pure metals because of bonding between the metal and the non-metal, which is stronger than metal–metal bonding.

Concept: General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block)
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