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Asked by  | 20th Feb, 2009, 02:11: PM

Expert Answer:

Ionic compounds form very strong bonds, and the energy required to break these bonds is much higher than seen in most other bonds. The energy required for an ionic solid to melt (temperature at melting point) is therefore high. So, ionic compoounds have high melting points.

Answered by  | 20th Feb, 2009, 06:50: PM

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