why ionic compounds are usually solids

Asked by  | 24th Jun, 2008, 11:19: AM

Expert Answer:

Ionic compounds are usually solids because there exists strong force of attraction between the molecules of the ionic compounds.

Covalent compounds contain weak Vander Waals forces of attraction so covalent compounds can be amorphous solids,liquids or gases.

Answered by  | 3rd Jul, 2008, 07:26: AM

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