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: 83

Answer

Ions make up both metals and ionic compounds. They are held together by electrostatic bonds. Metals always conduct electricity and are ductile. Ionic compounds are only conductors when melted or disolved and are brittle.

Work Step by Step

Ions make up both metals and ionic compounds. They are held together by electrostatic bonds. Metals always conduct electricity and are ductile. Ionic compounds are only conductors when melted or disolved and are brittle.
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