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Does an ionic bond have a dipole?

Is an ionic compound like NaCl considered a dipole? It has a positive side (Na+) and a negative side (Cl-). Or is it true that an ionic bond does not have a dipole because a dipole is, by definition, ...
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Why does NaCl form when it requires 1.52 eV of energy? [closed]

An atom of sodium has one 3s electron outside a closed shell, and it takes 5.14 eV of energy to remove that electron. The chlorine lacks one electron to fill a shell, and releases 3.62 eV when it ...
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Spontaneous reaction between chlorine and a hypothetical atom

Suppose, my hypothetical element is $\ce X$, whose first ionization energy is $\pu{200kJ/mol}$. An atom of this element will react with an atom of chlorine (assume that I've already dissociated a ...
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What is happening when KCl burns in a bunsen flame? [closed]

I did the experiment to qualitatively observe the different colours given off by different salts when placed in a flame. But what is actually happening to the salt ? Take $\ce {KCl}$ for example. Does ...
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Can one describe the bonding of Na to F in terms of molecular orbital theory? What about valence bond theory?

I would kindly appreciate an explanation in terms of the two accepted quantum mechanical theories -valence bond & molecular orbitals- for the electronic energy level structure in natrium fluoride $...
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What happens when an ionic compound is boiled? [duplicate]

Do ionic compounds such as NaCl become individual ions such as one Na ion and one Cl ion or are they hold together by ionic bonds even when they are boiled. Thanks in advance.
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Gaseous metals?

Metals form metallic bonds which explain many of their chemical and physical properties. This is most familiar in the solid state but metallic properties are still quite recognizable in the liquid ...
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Ionic compound gases

Does any molecule containing only ionic bonds exist as a gas in room temperature? In the case of carbon dioxide, it is a covalent molecule which is a gas at rtp. Does the same apply for ionic ...
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Do I need to include lattice energy when calculating the energy required to vaporize NaCl?

I understand that the lattice energy is the energy released when a crystal forms and that's the reason it takes the negative sign. But do we need to add this energy again when we are trying to ...
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What is Sodium Chloride like in gas state?

Since sodium chloride is sodium and chlorine atoms bonded as a lattice and there are no discrete molecules, doesn't that mean in gas state, sodium chloride is simply sodium and chlorine atoms separate ...
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Why don't molecules of ionic compounds exist?

My book says: As single ions of a metal are not associated in the solid with single ions of a non metal, separate units of ionic compounds do not exist. It is, therefore, wrong to talk of a ...
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Can the electrolytes be in gaseous state? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will gaseous ionic compounds be free moving ions? I know it sounds extremely expensive, but what if we could heat the ionic compound to evaporate it and achieve the lattice ...
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