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: 79

Answer

NaCl ions don't move because they are attached strongly by the surrounding ions. They are also fixed in orderly arrays of ions that is stable. In aqueous NaCl however, ions are free to move around, causing it to be an electric conductor.

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NaCl ions don't move because they are attached strongly by the surrounding ions. They are also fixed in orderly arrays of ions that is stable. In aqueous NaCl however, ions are free to move around, causing it to be an electric conductor.
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