Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 77: 2.66f


LaP is an ionic compound.

Work Step by Step

Lanthium (La) is a metal and Phosphorus (P) is a nonmetal. A bond formed between a metal and a nonmetal is ionic, therefore LaP is ionic.
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