Chemical Bonding: Properties of Ionic Bonds (1 of 5)

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Property Ionic Bonds Covalent Bonds
State crystalline solids solids, liquids, gases
Melting and Boiling point High Low
Solubility Usually dissolves in water but not in non-polar liquids Usually soluble in non-polar liquids but not in water
Conductivity Conducts electricity when melted or dissolved in water. Does not conduct electricity.
Hardness Hard and brittle For covalent solids - usually soft
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