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Why Do Ionic Compounds Have High Melting Points - Chemistry

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Why do ionic compounds have high melting points

Give a reason for Ionic compounds have a high melting point.

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Solution 1

Ionic compounds have strong electrostatic forces of attraction between the ions. Therefore, it requires a lot of energy to overcome these forces. That is why ionic compounds have high melting points

Solution 2

Ionic compounds have alternatively arranged cations and anions to give closely packed structure and balanced forces. A lot of energy is needed to break strong ionic bonds, therefore, ionic compounds are high melting.

Concept: Electrovalent (or Ionic) Bond
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