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