1.36 describe an ionic crystal as a giant three-dimensional lattice structure held together by the attraction between oppositely charged ions

  • Ionic crystals are 3D lattice structures held together by electrostaticity.
  • Key term:¬†electrostaticity / electrostatic force is the force/act of attraction/repulsion in molecules
  • This is present in ionic compounds as the ions are strongly attracted to each other
  • Ions are of alternating positive and negative. Their opposing charges hold the structure together.

 

this is a paper 2, triple science fact.
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