Why do ionic compounds have high melting points
Give a reason for Ionic compounds have a high melting point.
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
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.