Why do ionic compounds have high melting points?

Answer

  • Ionic compounds are closely packed structures made up of ions of opposite charges (cations and anions).
  • The large amounts of intermolecular force of attraction lead to strong ionic bonds.
  • A large amount of energy is needed  to overcome these forces .
  • That is why the melting point of ionic compounds is very high.
  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals (Term 1)

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