Is LiOH a molecular or ionic compound?

1 Answer
May 30, 2014

It's an ionic compound -

Lithium has a 1+ charge and the Hydoxide ion has a 1- charge - I believe that it would be a salt, much like Sodium Chloride (NaCl)

Ionic compounds such as Lithium Hydroxide dissolve well in water. On the contrary, many covalent molecular compounds don't dissolve in water: probably the best example is Silicon Dioxide, $S i {O}_{4}$)