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Properties of Ionic Compounds

The important characteristics of an electrovalent or ionic compound are:
  1. They have high melting and boiling points.
  2. They are poor conductors in the solid state but their aqueous solutions conduct electricity.
  3. They exist only as ions packed in a definite three dimensional manner.
  4. They are soluble in polar solvents like H2O and insoluble in non polar solvents like benzene.
  5. Electrovalent compounds having the same electronic configuration exhibit isomorphism.

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