General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 9 - Ionic and Covalent Bonding - Questions and Problems: 9.2

Answer

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Work Step by Step

We know that the ions have a tendency to attract as many opposite charges as possible, so the ions tend to form crystalline solids instead of molecular substances.
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