How would you predict molten #NaCl# to behave?

1 Answer
Aug 6, 2017

Answer:

Well have you never attempted to melt sodium chloride?

Explanation:

You need a blow torch because the melting point of the crystal is approx. #801# #""^@C#. And you need an alumina crucible because the melting point of pyrex, i.e. borosilicate, is approximately round here.

It is a fact that the melt will conduct electricity due to mobility of the molten ions.........