Physical properties

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Physical properties

Postby 605324529 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:48 pm

Based on how the periodic table is organized, can you identify some of the physical properties that are associated with the ionic and covalent character?

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Re: Physical properties

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:39 pm

Yes, electronegativity, as we discussed in Chem 14A.

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Re: Physical properties

Postby Nan_Guan_3J » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:50 am

I think compounds bonded together by ionic bonds generally have higher boiling points; and also they can conduct electricity when dissolved in water, but covalent compounds can't.

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Re: Physical properties

Postby Thomas Vu 3A » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:09 pm

Ionic compounds also tend to be brittle since they're usually made up of crystals. Also, while ionic compounds have high boiling points and melting points, covalent compounds have low boiling and melting points.

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Re: Physical properties

Postby Karina Grover 1K » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:18 pm

Ionic bonds are very difficult to break (they require a lot of energy) so, therefore, they have high boiling and melting points. The substances they make up tend to be harder/more brittle too.

Covalent bonds are generally less difficult to break so they have lower boiling and melting points. The substances they make up tend to be softer/less strong too.


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