Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 9 - Chemical Bonding I - Questions & Problems - Page 404: 9.32


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Following are the properties of ionic and covalent compounds: Ionic compounds form bonds by using lattice energy while covalent compounds form bonds sharing electrons. Ionic compounds are formed between metals and nonmetals while covalent are formed between nonmetals. Ionic compounds have higher melting and boiling points as compared to covalent compounds. Ionic compounds are solid at room temperature while covalent compounds may be solid, liquid or gas at room temperature.
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