Compounds in which at least some of bonds have ionic character stronger than covalent or metallic. Many compounds called salts are ionic compounds but not all of them.

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Problem dissolving iron in HCl

I was trying to dissolve iron metal in HCl to make iron chloride, but ran into some problems. I'll give a brief background of my experiment. I took iron nails and put them in a container filled with ...
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Is Fajan's rule only applicable to ionic compounds?

Is Fajan's rule applicable to only ionic compounds? The rules only talk about anions and cations, but I have come across examples like $\ce{MnO4-}$ in which high oxidation state of $\ce{Mn}$ leads to ...
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Does the activity product decrease with increasing ionic strength?

I have a question regarding what happens to the solubility of $\ce{CaSO_4}$ or the rate that $\ce{CaSO_4}$ will dissolve when we add $\ce{NaCl}$ to the solution: $\ce{CaSO_4}$ will dissolve into ...
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What is the colour of chromium(III) chloride solution?

I had a question asking about the colour of the solution of chromium(III) chloride in my exam, all my colleagues have different answers, I couldn't find any exact answer after searching!
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Problems with creating sodium hydroxide from sodium (hydrogen) carbonate

If sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda, $\ce{NaHCO3}$) is heated to greater than $50~\mathrm{^\circ C}$, it will release carbon dioxide and water to form sodium carbonate: $$\ce{2NaHCO3 -> ...
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AlCl3: ionic and covalent?

My textbook states that AlCl3 is both an ionic and a covalent compound .How is it so?
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Ionic radius paradox

consider a compound AB which forms cubic close packing(FCC) structure in which B forms FCC and A occupies the octahedral voids.let x and y be the radius of A(cation) and B(anion) respectively.if we ...
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Why is MnSO4 colourless?

I get it that transition metal salts have colour due to d-d transition from $\mathrm{t_{2g}}$ to $\mathrm{e_g}$ orbitals in octahedral and the opposite in tetrahedral but why would $\ce{Mn^2+}$ not ...
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What will be the reaction between tin (II) chloride and copper (II) chloride?

I just tried conducting an experiment during lunch today. Now, I calculated this reaction 4 days ago dealing with electrochemistry, $$\ce{SnCl2 + CuCl2 -> Cu(s) + SnCl4}$$ Theoretically, I got ...
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Why do ionic compounds have such high melting points and boiling points? Do they have IMAFs? [duplicate]

Molecules have IMAFs that determine the melting and boiling points. What about with ionic substances? What keeps the different compounds together? Do they experience IMAFs? I've heard that it's the ...
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Does increasing electronegativity imply more covalent character?

If there is a larger electronegativity difference between two atoms, shouldn't the compound be more ionic? In an explanation of the diagonal relationship, it states that "on moving across the period, ...
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Why Does Coordination of Metal Ions Happen Anyways?

I've been studying coordination chemistry, but I still have a fundamental question about the area: why do transition metals even form coordination compounds, while main group metals do not? Why can't ...
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Why triiodide ion does not form ionic bond with cation having +2 charge?

In general, I found that triiodide ion generally forms ionic bond with cations having +1 charge like $\ce{NH4+I3-}$, $\ce{K+I3-}$, $\ce{Tl+I3-}$. But, I have never seen triiodide ion forming ionic ...
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What is the most stable oxide of Fr?

I read that the heavier alkali metals, like K, Rb, and Cs all prefer to form superoxides. Since Fr is the heaviest alkali metal, I assumed it would follow the same trend as the previous alkali metals, ...
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Ionic Compounds and finding Anions

K2HPO4 is an ionic compound with an -2 Anion and a +1 Cation. The thing I'm finding hard to understand is why the four Oxygen atoms don't add to the Anion charge. E.g. H+1 P-3 O-2 O-2 O-2 O-2 = ...
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Formula of ionic compound for solubility equilibria

I have a question for writing formula of ionic compound for solubility equilibria. $$ \ce{CaSO_4 (s) <=> Ca^{2+} + SO^{2-}_4} $$ Where do $2+$ and $2-$ come from? $$\ce{Ag_2CrO_4 (s) ...
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solubility of silver benzoate

The ionisation constant of benzoic acid is $6.46*10^-5$ and Ksp of silver benzoate is $2.5*10^-13$. How many times is silver benzoate more soluble in a buffer solution of pH-3.19 as compared to water. ...
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Is it possible to have an airborn fluorescent particle that reacts to lightning?

I want to measure the expansion of the atmosphere when it is heated and impacted by lightning, to have an idea of the propagation of sound waves made by lightning. To do this, the ideal would be to ...
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Energetics of Bond formation

Back to chemistry after 2 months and got stuck in the beginning! That's why I don't like it. Anyways, come to the question please. Following are the words from my textbook (Don't ask the name ;-) ...
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Amphoteric compound versus base

Why should $\ce{NaHCO3}$ be used to titrate unreacted iodine and $\ce{H+}$ ions instead of $\ce{NaOH}$? Resolving them into ions, $\ce{NaOH}$ takes priority over $\ce{NaHCO3}$ as $\ce{OH-}$ is a ...
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Structure of crystals vs melting point

Calcium oxide has a melting point of 2700C and sodium chloride has a melting point of 801C, if they have the same crystal structure and ions are about the same distance in each crystal why is there ...
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Which has more ionic character, LiF or K2O?

After drawing the structures of both and considering dipole moment, doesn't it seems that all K2O should have more ionic character than LiF? My textbook says its LiF.
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Is lithium hydride a salt?

Hydrogen is generally considered a non-metal, and a non-metal and a metal often makes a salt. However, lithium hydride seems like a special case. The wikipedia article does not clearly state if the ...
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Are Tellurium Fluoride or Antimony Fluoride Ionic?

I would like to know if any of the tellurium fluorides or antimony fluorides are ionic. I am aware that the difference in electronegativity is greater than the 1.665 cutoff indicating ionic bonds. ...
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what is the number of meq in zinc citrate? [closed]

My zinc citrate capsule has 30 mg of elemental zinc in it. I would like to know the number of meq in this zinc citrate.
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How does salt concentration affect corrosion rate of iron?

I have conducted an experiment where I test the affect of $\ce{NaCl}$ concentration on corrosion rate of iron. I did this in an environment were all of the iron was submerged in water and the water ...
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How to recycle 60 tons/hour of CaCO3?

I hope this is the right place to ask. I'm not a chemist so my question may seems obvious but it's not for me. I work in the egg industry and we produce every hour 60 tons of dried egg shells as ...
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How do I figure out the amount of water (mL) and amount of Aluminum (g)?

We have a project where we have to extract copper from copper sulfate. But my group is given a powder version ($5~\mathrm{g}$), so we have to first dilute it with water and then combine it with ...
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Is the difference between ionic and covalent bonds continuous or is there some non arbitrary point where one becomes the other?

Covalent bonds can be dipole. So is an ionic bond a very dipole covalent bond or is my understanding wrong?
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Color imparted to flame and color of coordination compounds

When we heat a ionic substance/compound, the ionic bond gets weakened and the metal is ionized. Is the color imparted to the flame due to absorption of light? i.e. Do we see the remaining wavelengths? ...
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Since PbCl2 is insoluble in water, how is it that lead leached from pipes due to Cl- reaction can become ingested?

I have reviewed a discussion concerning the salt content in the Flint River being directly connected to lead being leached from civic water pipes in Flint, Michigan. Wikipedia has a site dedicated to ...
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Why does phosphoric acid mask the colour of Iron(III) complex in water?

In the redox titration of Iron(III) with Permangante or dichromate we use Phosphoric(V) acid to "mask" the color of Iron(III) because it interferes with the end point colour change. What's the ...
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Using electron affinity to calculate lattice energy

I am trying to calculate the lattice energy of $\ce{CaBr2}$, I am uncertain of how to incorporate the electron affinity value provided for $\ce{Br2}$ into my calculation. Since electron affinity is ...
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Color of Anhydrous Transition Metal Salt

Why are some anhydrous transition metal salts colored? Here are some examples I found. Anhydrous cobalt(II) chloride ($\ce{CoCl2}$), with sky-blue color. Anhydrous chromium(III) chloride ...
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What is the structural difference between MnOOH and MnO(OH)2?

Both $\ce{MnOOH}$ and $\ce{MnO(OH)2}$ can be called manganese oxyhydroxide. But both of them cannot coexist together, so only one can be called manganese oxyhydroxide. Which one? The mineral ...
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Lewis structure for Calcium Phosphate

$$Ca_3(PO_4)_2$$ Since the calcium and phosphate share an ionic bond, and the phosphorous and oxygen share a covalent bond, should the lewis structure be as the one in this link: $$\space$$ ...
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Can carbon and titanium bond?

Can carbon and titanium form an ionic bond, because the both have 4 valence electrons? Like so:
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Charge:ionic radius ratio

can someone please explain what the charge to ionic radius ratio of a metal hydroxide would mean for its solubility. As in would there be a trend e.g. as the ratio gets larger the solubility product ...
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Sodium chloride and melting of the ice

My question is this, In European countries, they use NaCl or KCl to melt ice during the winter season. In Asian Countries, they use NaCl to keep the ice without melting. (Ex- Ice cream boxes, Beer ...
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Finding out the composition of seawater/brine?

as part of a project, I am working on precipitating salts from seawater and brine. I have a sample of seawater and I need to measure the concentrations of Mg2+, Ca2+ and Li+ present in the sample. As ...
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What is the net ionic equation for LiNO3 NaCl?

I've heard the following net ionic equation doesn't react: $$\ce{Li+ + NO3- + Na+ + Cl- ->~"nothing"}$$ Is this true? Could someone explain me why it would not?
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Does sodium cyanide react with water, and can it cause an explosion?

According to some conspiracy theory, the explosion that happened last year in Tianjin (China) wasn't caused by sodium cyanide. Can sodium cyanide react with water, and can it cause an explosion if you ...
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What type of bonding is present in lithium tetrahydridoaluminate?

I can tell that the negative ion has one bond which is a co-ordinate/dative covalent bond. However, overall, would you say that lithium tetrahydridoaluminate (lithium aluminium hydride) is ionic? If ...
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Predicting color of precipitate

Is there any way of predicting whether a precipitate will be colored? I know that for solutions, transition metal ions with unfilled d-orbitals will have color because of d-orbital splitting in the ...
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Citric acid chelates calcium carbonate more than ethanoic acid, why does this result in a faster rate of reaction?

I performed an experiment using egg shells (calcium carbonate) to represent teeth and reacted the calcium carbonate with acids. When measuring the rate of reaction citric acid had a higher rate of ...
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Would tin (II) sulfide be considered a covalent network solid?

Considering that tin has a Pauling electronegativity of 1.96 and sulphur 2.58, and that a bond is considered to be ionic with a Pauling EN difference of approx. 1.7 at the least, would tin (II) ...
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Is FeS2 both an ionic and covalent compound? [duplicate]

Iron (II) disulfide. Iron pyrite. Fool's gold to some. But what bond does it fall under? It could possibly be used for both? This would give a deeper understanding into other like examples, where ...
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Is lithium L-threonate a potential brain medicine?

Lithium ions have known neuroprotective qualities. That would explain its therapeutic benefit in some mental disorders. It is also well known that lithium carbonate must be taken in toxic doses to get ...
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Is NaCl crystal always going to have even number of atoms?

I just read: In $\ce{NaCl}$, atoms don't aggregate so as to form discrete molecules but they are held together in a network structure. The ratio of the $\ce{Na}$ to $\ce{Cl}$ atoms in a sodium ...
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Valency and Chemical Formula

If an element valency corresponds to the group number in the periodic table, Oxygen would be 6 right? The question states; Species: Li, O I assume Li is 1 and O is 6, so my chemical formula is ...