Give an atomic-level reason why ionic crystals are brittle.
The compounds formed due to the electrostatic force of attraction are termed ionic compounds. The compound which carries the positive charge is called a cation, and the compound which carries the negative charge is called an anion.
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A unit cell is a rigid, compact structure that organizes oppositely charged ions to create an ionic compound. To create a crystal, it repeats itself....
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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.