AP Chemistry : Types of Chemical Bonds

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Example Question #51 : Bonding And Forces

Which of the following is not a characteristic of ionic compounds?

Possible Answers:

Good conductors of electricity in the aqueous state

Comprised of atoms sharing electrons

High boiling point

High melting point

Correct answer:

Comprised of atoms sharing electrons

Explanation:

Atoms share electrons in covalent bonds, not ionic. In ionic bonding, one or more electrons from an atom with a lower ionization energy are transferred to an atom with greater electron affinity. 

Example Question #12 : Types Of Chemical Bonds

Which of the following statements best describes ionic compounds?

Possible Answers:

Formed when molecules share electrons

Neutral particles that donate electrons

Malleable compounds that lack structural stability

3-D arrays of charged particles

Correct answer:

3-D arrays of charged particles

Explanation:

The definition of ionic compounds are three-dimensional arrays of atoms held together by strong ionic bonds. Ions are charged particles that have either gained or lost a certain number of electrons. They have great crystalline strength because of the strong electrostatic forces between the ions.

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