posted by Anonymous .
Explain why the melting points of ionic compounds and molecular compounds differ?
The melting points of ionic compounds and molecular compounds differ because....
-A tremendous amount of energy (heat transfer) is required to separate the tightly bound ions in solid ionic compounds (better known as melting).
-Since the attractive forces between covalent molecules are relatively weak, they are easy to separate.
I have the answers here, but I would like some help putting this all together, because I don’t get how to start answering from because.
Thanks in advance.
I would use something like this.
When in a solid form, NaCl (salt) is a neutral compound. When dissolved in water the ions dissociate (break apart) to form Na+ and Cl-. How does this explain why salt can conduct electricity when dissolved but not in solid form? _______________________________________________