What are particles of #LiCl# (ionic compound) called?

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Apr 17, 2016

Answer:

Ions?

Explanation:

Of course #LiCl# is a non-molecular material consisting of an infinite array of close packed #Li^+# ions, interpenetrated by an infinite array of close packed #Cl^-# ions (or vice versa). We can't speak of lithium chloride molecules, but we can speak of lithium chloride formula units, and we certainly can speak of #Li^+# and #Cl^-# ions. Capisce?