How does the structure of ionic bonds affect the structure of the ionic compound?
Ionic bonds enforce
In a simple binary ionic salt,
The result? Ionic solids TEND to be high-melting, non-molecular materials, which display (some) solubility in polar solvents that are capable of separating positive and negative charge.
On a microscopic level, the structure of ionic compounds are highly ordered, and feature interpenetrating arrays of cations and anions that are close-packed together.