Ionic compounds are the compounds formed by the transfer of electrons from a metal to a non metal. Characteristics of Ionic compounds:- 1. They are solid and hard. 2. They are generally brittle and break into pieces. 3. They have high melting and boiling point. 4. They are generally soluble in water.
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Ionic compounds form due to exchange of electrons between a cation and anion..
its characteristics are :
-high melting and boiling point
-always forms solid crystals
-mainly soluble in water
-conducts electricity when dissolved in water (due to formation of ions)
-not soluble in inorganic solvents