Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 9 - Sections 9.1-9.11 - Exercises - Review Questions: 13

Answer

We modeled the ionic solids as a lattice of ions that are held together by coulombic forces and are equal in all directions. To melt the solid, the forces have to be overcome and needs a lot of heat to do so.

Work Step by Step

Hence, the model needs to account for high melting points of ionic solids.
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