State differences between the properties of ionic compounds and covalent compounds.
Differences between the properties of ionic and covalent compounds:
|Ionic Compounds||Covalent Compounds|
1. They are generally crystalline solids.
2. They have high melting and boiling points.
3. They are good conductors of electricity in aqueous or molten state.
4. They are soluble in polar solvents like water.
5. They furnish free ions in a solution.
6. They give fast ionic reactions.
1. They are generally volatile liquids or gases.
2. They have low melting and boiling points.
3. They do not conduct electricity.
4. They are soluble in non-polar solvents like organic solvents.
5. They consist of molecules.
6. They give slow molecular reactions.