What are the main properties of ionic compounds?
Oct 2, 2014
There are many properties. Here is a short list of main properties:
- They form crystals. Ionic compounds form crystal lattices rather than amorphous solids.
- They have higher enthalpies of fusion and vaporization than molecular compounds.
- They are hard.
- They are brittle.
- They have high melting points and also high boiling points.
- They conduct electricity but only when they are dissolved in water.