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Dhaval Rana Chemistry- 7/8 March 2, 2008 Lab #__32__ Comparing the Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds Objective: Compare the properties of ionic and covalent compounds. Conclusion: An ionic compound is a three-dimensional network of positive and negative ions mutually attracted to one another. A covalent compound is the network of positive and negative ions that are bonded with a covalent bond. In a covalent bond two atoms share one or more pairs of electrons. Ionic compounds are soluble, have a high melting point, and are good conductors in water and alcohol. Ionic compounds tend to be harder and more brittle and to have higher boiling points than materials containing only covalently bonded atoms. Covalent Compounds have a low kindling point, low melting
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Unformatted text preview: point, are not soluble, and are weak conductors. Some covalent compounds are soluble. Solubility would not be a good characteristic to determine whether a compound is ionic or covalent. The other characteristics are good to judge by. Lithium Chloride (LiCl) is an ionic compound. LiCl has a high kindling point, high melting point, it is soluble, and a good conductor in water and alcohol, which makes it an ionic compound. Wax (C 25 H 74 OH) is a covalent compound. C 25 H 74 OH has a low kindling point, a low melting point, is not soluble, and is a weak conductor, which makes it a covalent compound....
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