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Water is a ______ compound whereas sodium chloride is a _____ compound.


A
molecular, ionic
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B
ionic, mixture
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C
molecular, covalent
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D
none of above
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Solution

The correct option is A molecular, ionic
Water is a molecular compound; it is made up of electrically neutral molecules, each containing a fixed number of atoms. Sodium chloride is an ionic compound; it is made up of electrically charged ions that are present in fixed proportions and are arranged in a regular, geometric pattern (called crystalline structure) but are not grouped into molecules.

Chemistry

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