Sat May 31, 2008 By: Ram Lakhan

Al4C3 is ionic or covalant compound

Expert Reply
Sun June 15, 2008

Carbides can be generally classified by chemical bonding type as follows:

  • salt-like ionic compounds
  • covalent compounds
  • interstitial compounds
  • "intermediate" transition metal carbides

Aluminium carbide belongs to first class:"Salt-like ionic compounds"

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