IFFERENCES BETWEEN IONIC COMPOUNDS AND COVALENT COMPOUNDS
|Ionic compounds||Covalent compounds|
|They are usually crystalline solids.||They are usually liquids or gases. Only some of them are solids.|
|They have high melting points and boiling points. That is, ionic compounds are non-volatile.||They have usually low melting points and boiling points. That is, covalent compounds are usually volatile.|
|They conduct electricity when dissolved n water or melted.||
They do not conduct electricity.
|They are usually soluble in water.||They are usually insoluble in water (except, glucose, sugar, urea, etc.).|
|They are insoluble in organic solvents (like alcohol, ether, acetone, etc.).||They are soluble in organic solvents.|
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