Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Questions: 30

Answer

An ionic solid is a chemical compound containing ions held together by electrostatic forces called ionic bonds. The compound is neutral overall, but it consists of positively charged ions called cations and negatively charged ions called anions. These can be simple ions such as the sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl−) in sodium chloride (NaCl).

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An ionic solid is a chemical compound containing ions held together by electrostatic forces called ionic bonds. The compound is neutral overall, but it consists of positively charged ions called cations and negatively charged ions called anions. These can be simple ions such as the sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl−) in sodium chloride (NaCl).
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