When small amount of potassium chloride is taken in a spatula and heated directly it is observed that the salt donot melt.Why?

Asked by dilpreet kaur | 24th Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

KCl has a very high melting point since it is an ionic compound.
 

To break the positive and negative charges apart, it takes a huge amount of energy. This means that if we heat up the compound to add energy, it takes a huge amount of energy to break it apart.

Answered by  | 24th Sep, 2010, 06:16: PM

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