How does ionic bonding affect the properties of the elements involved?
Ionic bond is a very strong bond and very hard to break, which gives the ionic compound very high melting and boiling points.Ionic bond also makes a compound conductor, as ions are involved in making the compound.
For example, sodium has a very low melting point (about 97.72 °C). But when sodium makes ionic bond with chlorine,it produces sodium chloride (NaCl), a compound with melting point of 801°C.
Another thing is, as ionic bond is formed by ions of elements, it makes ionic compounds to readily absorb in water.