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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s