introduction discussion of ionic v. molecular compounds - ionic compounds, composed of metals and nonmetals joined together when both lose or gain electrons to complete their octets causing an attraction together similar to that of magnets. when they disassociate in water, these charged particles allow for an easy flow of electricity. called electrolytes. almost always crystalline solids, many soluble in water because they are typically very polar molecular compounds are composed of all nonmetal elements. not very soluble in water and are poor conductors of heat and electricity. gases liquids or solids. many insoluble in water because they usually are not very polar. discussion of 3 types of solutions used - strong electrolytes which completely ionize and allow for high conductivity nonelectrolytes which dissolve but show no dissociation and do not allow for much conductivity weak electrolytes which dissolve and show partial ionization, but are in an equilibrium reaction which means that some are dissociated while some aren't, leading to middle ground conductivity
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