Metallic crystals are the only type whose members are electrical conductors as all other types are electrical insulators (with rare exceptions) . ... (Note: Boiling points of extremely high-boiling substances are of little interest to the practicing chemist) . ... their charges (Z^e and Z^e) increase and the distance between their centers, r , decreases (see Chapter 5, Objective 7) . ... If we view ionic crystals as an infinite network of oppositely charged ions held together by ionic bonds, the covalentanbsp;...
|Title||:||Study guide to accompany Chemical principles, properties, and reactions|
|Author||:||John A. McLean|