Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 421b: 49c


ionic solid

Work Step by Step

The high melting point limits us to covalent network and ionic solids. We know that ionic solids are poor conductors of electricity when solid due to their crystalline structures, but they are very good conductors of electricity when melted as the free ions are good at transferring heat and charge. Thus, ionic is the correct answer.
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