Explain why ionic solids do not conduct electricity in the solid state but are strong conductors...
Explain why ionic solids do not conduct electricity in the solid state but are strong conductors in the liquid state and when dissolved in water.
Solids in chemistry are categorized as metallic solids, ionic solids, covalent solids, and molecular solids. A feature we can look into in a solid is the capability or its potential to conduct electricity because not all solids can perform this function. Ionic solid is a category of solid that does not conduct electricity in the solid state but can conduct it in the liquid state or dissolve in water.
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The ionic solids have cations and anions in a fixed position or defined arrangement in the solid structure. The ions (cations and anions) cannot...
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Learn about ionic bond properties such as ionic structure and what ionic bonds look like. Understand the formation of ionic compounds and how to find the lattice energy of compounds.