Explains the lattice structure of ionic crystals.
A video on the ionic structure and properties of ionic compounds. Courtesy of Paul Andersen from Bozeman Science
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A study guide for ionic bonding, ionic crystal structures, coordination numbers, and physical properties of ionic compounds.
This page explains the relationship between the arrangement of the ions in a typical ionic solid like sodium chloride and its physical properties - melting point, boiling point, brittleness, solubility and electrical behaviour. It also explains why caesium/cesium chloride has a different structure from sodium chloride even though sodium and caesium/cesium are both in Group 1 of the Periodic Table.
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