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What is the difference between ionic and molecular compound?

Ionic compounds contain ionic compounds whereas molecular compounds contain covalent bonds in their molecules.

What is the difference between and ionic and covalent bond?

Compounds with covalent bonds form molecules. Compounds with ionic bonds form ionic lattices.

What are ionic compounds and molecular compounds?

Molecular compounds are 'simple' molecules that have weak forces acting between them, for example water and hydrogen which only possess few atoms. Whereas ionic compounds are compounds which use ionic bonding, between a metal and a nonmetal, strong ionic and electrostatic forces occur between the oppositely charged ions in a lattice structure (you can also get giant structures of ionic compounds). Their melting and boiling points are very different as well as their structure (in terms of size).

Does ionic compounds make molecules or ions?

Yes. The ionic compounds make ions

Are all compounds composed of molecules?

some compounds are composed of molecules bound by ionic compounds so no

What is the difference between a molecule and an ionic compounds?

atoms are combined by some force of attraction to form molecules ionic compounds are the substances formed by the transfering of electrons between two atoms

Why covalent compounds are weak than ionic compound?

This relates to structure and bonding. In ionic compounds, there are very strong electrostatic attraction between the oppositely charged ions in a crystal lattice of giant ionic structure. In covalent compounds, there are comparatively weak covalent bonds between the molecules, so less energy will be required to overcome these bonds.

What is the difference between ionic and metallic bonding?

Ionic bond is the bond between anion and cation whereas metallic bond is the come between the molecules of the metal atom

Why all compounds are molecules but not all molecules are compound?

All compounds are not molecules. Compounds that are molecules are held together by covalent bonding. Ionic compounds are held together by ionic bonding. Molecules that are not compounds are the diatomic molecules H2, N2, O2, F2, Cl2, I2, Br2, and At2. They are molecules composed of only one kind of atom.

Is a compound always a molecule?

No. Ionic compounds are not molecules. To clarify, ionic compounds, compounds formed from cations and anions such as KBr and HCl, are not molecular compounds.

What is the easiest way to distinguish an ionic compound from a covalent bond?

Covalent compounds have lower melting point and boiling point compared to ionic compounds since their intermolecular forces are weak. covalent compounds do not conduct electricity unlike the ionic compounds since they do not have any charged particles They also have strong bonds within the molecules. so they do not react with other compounds easily. Whereas ionic compounds are more reactive.

How can molecular compounds be distinguished from ionic compounds?

Many ionic compounds exist as crystals but covalent compounds as molecules (there are exceptions as diamond though). Ionic compounds would be good electrical conductors unlike molecular compounds.

Do ionic or covalent bonds hold molecules in a crystal of a molecular substance in place?

It depends on the nature of the molecule. In the case of ionic compounds, ionic bond between the ions will hold the crystal together. In the case of covalent compounds, covalent bond will hold the molecules in the crystal together.

Why do ionic bonded molecules disassociate in water?

No. There is no such thing as an "ionic bonded molecule," as molecules, by definition, are helld together by covalent bonds. Ionic compounds are not molecular. Some ionic compounds disassociated in water while others do not.

How is convalent compound different from an ionic compound?

Covalent compounds share the electrons whereas the ionic compounds give and take electrons.

What molecules are soluble to water?

Polar molecules, and ionic compounds that dissociate in water.

Why are ionic compounds not molecules?

Ionic compounds are formed by the formation of ionic bonds in which a positive and negative electron form an electrostatic attraction. Molecules are formed by the formation of covalent bonds in which atoms share electrons.

Why are all compounds molecules but not all molecules compounds?

Not all compounds are molecules. NaCl (salt) is an example of an ionic compound. Some molecules, such as O2, are comprised of only one kind of atom and are therefore not compounds.

Is atmosphere ionic or covalent molecules?

Covalent molecules with small amounts of argon which is monatomic. All molecules are covalent. Ionic compounds form crystals, not molecules.

What compounds does sulfur form?

Sulfur can form both ionic and covalent compounds. For example, sulfur dioxide is a covalent compound whereas sulfides of metals are ionic compounds.

What is the difference between ionic covalent and molecular compound?

Ionic compounds are compounds formed between a metal and a nonmetal Covalent compounds are compounds formed between two nonmetals

What are the similarities between elements ionic compounds and covalent compounds?

what are the similarities in the formulas of ionic compounds and molecular covalent compounds

What is the difference in the way ionic and covalent compounds dissolve in solutions?

ionic compounds split into individual ions were as covalent compounds dissolves and is surrounded by water molecules

What is the difference between ionic and covalent compounds?

Covalent compounds are more flammable when compared to ionic compounds.Ionic compounds are more soluble in water than covalent compounds.for more go to: difference between . net

How do ionic bonds and ionic compounds differ from covenant bonds and molecules?

Ionic bonds is the attracting between opposing forces (positive and negative) while covalent bonds are atoms sharing electrons to get an inert gas configuration (8 electrons in valence shell). Covalent bonds exist as discrete molecules while ionic compounds do not exist as discrete molecules and form large crystal lattices.

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