Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 7 - Ionic and Metallic Bonding - 7 Assessment: 45

Answer

Most ionic compounds are brittle because a force on the substance causes the ions of like charge to come in contact and repel each other, causing shatter.

Work Step by Step

Most ionic compounds are brittle because a force on the substance causes the ions of like charge to come in contact and repel each other, causing shatter.
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