Question #b6eaf

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Mar 4, 2017

The attraction between the particles are very strong and need a lot of energy to break the bonds.


Ionic compounds have very strong attraction between particles, thus a lot of energy is required to separate them. The opposite can be said about boiling point.

The attraction strength is a result of the positive charge of the cation (metal) and the negative charge of the anion (non-metal) transferring their electrons to achieve a full valence shell. This process ultimately results in a strong attraction of particles.

Elements alone, metals tend to have high melting points while gases tend to have high boiling points.

Energy = heat energy in this case.

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