Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 9 - Problems: 9.71

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Metals have delocalised electrons in its structure and it allows the cations to slip over eachother. Salts don't have delocalised electrons. It only has lattice ions. When it is hit hard enough the ionic bonds will break.
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