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Chemistry Revision: Types of Bonding A simple covalent molecule has a low melting point due to its weak intermolecular forces They are also non-conductive due to having no free electron Strong bonds between the atoms making them hard to chemically seperate Ionic compounds have a high melting point due to the extremely strong ionic bonds, requiring a large amount of energy to break them. Ionic compounds are also conductive in liquid as the ions will be free to move in this state. Metallic structures have a high melting point because of the strong bonds between free electrons and metal ions. The free electrons allow the metal atoms to slide over each other making them malleable Metals are good conductors due to their free electrons being able to carry energy through the metal Giant covalent structures have very high melting points due to many strong covalent bonds. Giant covalent structures have varying conductivity. For example, Graphite is conductive but diamond
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