In terms of structure, explain why salt has a higher melting point than sugar.
Ionic and Covalent Bonding:
Ions are formed by losing or gaining electrons to create anions and cations. These ions are held together by strong electrostatic forces in a 3-D structure. Covalent bonds form when atoms share electrons more or less equally. These bonds are not a strong as ionic bonds. Covalent compounds exist as molecules while ionic solid exist as formula units, the lowest ratios of the numbers of ions to each other.
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The most common salt is sodium chloride. It is an ionic solid meaning that it is held together by the electrostatic attraction between sodium and...
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