Sunday, 21 April 2013
1.35 understand the relationship between ionic charge and the melting point and boiling point of an ionic compound
The bigger the difference in charge, the stronger the attraction: if you have + and - ions they will have a weaker bond than +3 and -3 ions. The stronger the attraction, the harder it is to break the bonds, this means that the melting and boiling points will be higher. So the bigger the charge of an ion, the higher the melting and boiling point.