What is a typical characteristic of an ionic compound?
they dissociate to yield ions
1) they are joined together by the ionic bond;
2) usually there exists a strong polarity within the compound;
3) they are readily soluble in polar solvents (e.g., water); they are not at all soluble in non-polar solvents (e.g.,benzene);
4) in the liquid form they are good conductors of electricity;
5) strong metal and strong non-metal together make up a stronf ionic compounds (e.g.,NaCl);
6) ions are the charge carriers.