Why do ionic compounds tend to have higher boiling and melting points than molecular compounds have?

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May 16, 2017

Answer:

Well, look at the molecularity of an ionic species compared to a molecular species.

Explanation:

Ionic species are essentially non-molecular with NO molecular boundaries. Given the fact that there are no discrete molecules and strong electrostatic interaction between ions it takes a lot of energy to disrupt the interaction, and this manifests in high melting and boiling points.

See this old answer.